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Schoolchildren in Cambodia. Photo: Chanthea Nou/Caritas Australia

Care for our Common Home

Stewardship of Creation

How do I show respect for Creation?

The earth and all life on it are part of God’s creation. We are called to respect this gift. We are responsible for taking care of the world we live in and for sharing all the wonders and resources the earth gives us.

Our changing environment prompts us to stop and think about how we live on our planet. We are called to respond and to adopt new ways of living as Pope Francis highlights in his encyclical, Laudato Si': On the Care for our Common Home.

It is the world’s poorest communities who are affected by changes to our planet. Caritas Australia’s development programs are attentive to environmental concerns and seek to promote care for the earth and its resources.

Explore the Educational Toolkit

Lower Primary F-2

Embed Catholic Social Teaching principles in your classroom. 

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Middle Primary 3-4

Embed Catholic Social Teaching principles in your classroom. 

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Upper Primary 5-6

Embed Catholic Social Teaching principles in your classroom. 

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Secondary 7-12

Embed Catholic Social Teaching principles in your classroom. 

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