Today, Catholic organizations and leaders throughout the world have announced their collaboration as a movement working toward a sustainable climate future and FAN is proud to be a part of this effort.
Comprised of laity and clergy, theologians, scientists and activists, the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) released a statement containing their beliefs and mission. The statement supports Catholic environmental teachings and calls for prayer and action among the world's Catholic population, making it the first time that such a global movement of Catholics gathers to work together on climate issues. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, will present the statement to Pope Francis during his trip to the Philippines this week.
Watch for more news from this ground-breaking initiative. Below, please read an article from the Sunday Examiner in Hong Kong titled, "First Ever Global Catholic Environmental Movement."
Founding GCCM members include: Catholic Earthcare Australia, Franciscan Action Network, Acción Católica Argentina, Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa, Archdiocese of Manila Ecology Ministry, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, EcoJesuit, Reconciliation with Creation, Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific, CatholicEcology.net, Our Voices.
Further information, including the statement and FAQ's, can be found at www.CatholicClimateMovement.global