Religious organisations around the world have identified the need to take action on climate change. With warming oceans, seal level rise, and extreme weather patterns, there is no doubt climate change is intensifying and has been identified by religious leaders as one of the great moral issues of our time.
Suiting up for battle and building its army, the ‘Australian Religious Response to Climate Change’ (ARRCC) is a network of diverse faith communities and backgrounds which encourages action amongst local communities and respond to climate change.
ARRCC empowers churches to ‘Learn, Reflect and Act’ and actively engages churches in communities across Australia, running many events, action plans and campaigns. Among these is the ‘Climate Action Kits’ (tailored specific to the religion) where the ARRCC provides resources with easy-to-understand science and actions which can be taken to reduce the ecological impact of the place of worship.
FairGo Group have proudly been saving church organisations valuable funds whilst switching to carbon neutral electricity.
The need to take action on climate change action was highlighted at the 2017 General Anglican Synod. Here at FairGo we also aim to create a more sustainable sector, and were a proud sponsor of the 2017 General Anglican Synod.
“In response to God’s gift of life, we must act to protect our early, our environment and our fellow humans.” – Dr Phillip L. Primate of Australia (2017 General Synod).
“Since climate change and the global economy now affect us all, we have to develop a sense of oness of humanity”- Dalai Lama
“Climate change represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.”
– Pope Francais
“We urge those who have been focusing on social justice to address the climate crisis, and those who have been focusing on the climate crisis to address social justice.”
– A Rabbinic Letter on Climate Change
“God- Whom we know as Allah- has created the universe in all its diversity, richness and vitality: the stars, the sun and moon, the earth and all its communities of living beings”
– Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change