Pope Francis endorsed a Catholic petition calling for bold climate action after meeting with the newly created Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) on Wednesday.
Care for creation
Attached are the slides used in the OurVoices information webinar that took place on October 30th, 2014.
On Sunday, October 26th, FAN participated in an interfaith workshop program in Connecticut. People from various faiths came together to hear keynote speaker, Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, a senior lecturer and research scholar from Yale University. Mary Evelyn talked about what faith communities can bring to the climate change discussion and how our "principles will guide us through a difficult change" that needs to happen for the future of the planet to survive.
FAN is thrilled to share this blog posting by New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan endorsing the People's Climate March this Sunday and calling on Catholics to have a strong representation among the marchers.
Join us in a panel discussion Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7pm in New York City following the People's Climate March.
The June webinar of the Climate Campaign focused on how our individual diet and food purchasing choices contribute to global warming.
June 2, 2014
The Honorable John Kasich
Governor of Ohio
77 S. High Street, 30th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Dear Governor Kasich,
I write to you today to share my concern with SB 310, a bill that will significantly weaken Ohio’s laws that diversify how we produce energy, will likely raise electric rates, and could leave Ohio at a competitive and moral disadvantage compared to other states. I urge you to veto SB 310 and will stand with you in support of retaining Ohio’s successful clean energy laws.
On Monday June 17th, Franciscan Action Network Executive Director Patrick Carolan spoke at the United Nations about the importance of sustainable development and environmental protection. He touched on the idea that jobs and economic growth should not hinder the ability to cut carbon emissions.
In the U.S., we have seen more powerful storms like Superstorm Sandy and Katrina, more severe wild fires, and the worst drought in several decades. Abroad, humanity is bracing for flooding of densely-populated coastal regions, crop failure and famine, and mass migrations resulting in violent conflict. We must act, quickly and powerfully, to change systems and laws towards climate justice.