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2023 Mercy Integral Ecology Emerging Leaders Fellowship

Geoff Green gives Tara Egger, Brigitte McDonald, Sally Neaves and Priscilla O’Brien a tour of Wivenhoe, the bush regeneration area of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, on the Nepean River near Camden, New South Wales


Following the successful inaugural program in 2022, the Institute, in collaboration with Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Earthcare, is again pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for emerging leaders in Integral Ecology with the 2023 Mercy Integral Ecology Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program.


This fully-funded, 12 month (part-time) fellowship program is for those already passionate about raising awareness and animating efforts for Gospel justice to care for and protect our common home.


Inspired by Laudato Si’ and ancient Indigenous wisdom, the program is intended to empower and equip leaders for a future which presents many unknown challenges in light of the climate crisis and other related existential threats.


The fellowship will be offered to a committed group of emerging leaders who will engage with a range of components of learning and experiences (such as regenerative practices, eco-spirituality, eco-theology, facilitation and local participatory action) to enable them and their communities to respond to these challenges.


Fellows and mentors listening to a presentation by Anne Lanyon on the Faith Ecology Network at Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Cairns.


We are currently taking applications for our Mercy Integral Ecology Emerging Leaders Fellowship 2023 cohort. It involves a 12 month, fully-funded, part-time program of learning with three immersions and mentoring followed by a further 12 months supported involvement in facilitating Integral Ecology programs.


For details including objectives, attributes and the application process please see the full Fellowship information document and learn more by watching our Fellowship video based on the learning experiences of the 2022 cohort.



Click here to view the 2023 Fellowship Information Document 


Applications close 27 November 2022. For further information email –


(L-R) Brigitte McDonald (Fellow), Juliet Talarico (Fellow), Priscilla O’Brien (Fellow), Sally Neaves (ISMAPNG), Anne Lanyon (Faith Ecology Network), Sue Martin (Catholic Earthcare/Jesuits), Tara Egger (Fellow) and Valda Dickinson RSM (Earthkin) at Fitzroy Island, near Cairns, visiting the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.



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