Calling for no new coal

On Wednesday 27th October, 61 prominent Australians signed an open letter calling for a moratorium on new coal mines ahead of the upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris. FEN's Coordinator Anne Lanyon was among the signatories who addressed the letter to French President, Francois Hollande and other world leaders, in an effort to put coal on the agenda of the COP21 summit in recognition of the role of coal in contributing to climate change. 

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Conversations on Ecology & the Growth Economy

The issue of growth has been a topic of national and international discussions in recent months, particularly since Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and in preparation for the upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris.

 

 

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Is a healthy earth compatible with endless growth?

On 23 July 2015, FEN held a multifaith forum in Sydney on the topic of endless growth on a finite planet. The title of event was Healthy Earth, Endless Growth - are they compatible?

After a keynote speech by scientist and author Dr. Haydn Washington on the topic of the growth economy, five respondents from different faith traditions commented from their own faith perspectives.

A statement on the growth economy was then distributed to all participants. The statement was produced by FEN members from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.

The circulation of this statement was followed by a group discussion session, during which audience members shared their opinions and feelings regarding the topic. Here are some of the insights shared.

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Healthy Earth, Endless Growth - A Multifaith Forum

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Encyclical Response

On 18 June 2015, Pope Francis released the first ever environmental encyclical. FEN members from several different faith traditions responded to how they think the encyclical might help mobilise their own faith communities.

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