A group of pilgrims from all over the world is preparing to enter the city of Katowice, Poland, to bring climate disruption to the attention of world leaders meeting for the 24th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
The impasse over changes to laws that will impact on religious freedom will continue into next year after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten rejected Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s offer of a conscience vote to settle the issue before Christmas.
Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church, has today urged the Federal Government to make climate change a priority through domestic emissions policies and international leadership.
Pope Francis has encouraged Christians to make the most of the season of Advent, and to experience it as a time of “consoling novelty and joyous waiting”.
The Australian Plenary Council 2020 must allow lay people, particularly women, a “proper place at the table” when new laws are considered, says Catholic Social Services Australia, CEO, Frank Brennan SJ, in a Eureka Street report.
A majority of Australians would support laws designed to prevent individuals, schools and companies from being discriminated against because of their religious beliefs, according to a new poll published by The Australian.
Australian Catholic bishops have called on the Federal Government to uphold protections for religious schools in the Sex Discrimination Act after the Opposition declared exemptions should be repealed.