Transforming the world in the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi.” This is the mission of Franciscan Action Network (FAN), a nonprofit, Washington, DC-based organization that works to spread the Franciscan charism by standing up for those who are marginalized and deepening humans’ relationship with God’s creation.
The Franciscan Action Network (FAN), an organization of Franciscan sisters, friars and lay Franciscans, renews its call for President Obama and Governor Romney to lay out concrete plans to address climate change. The faith group voiced appreciation for President Obama’s statements on climate change at the Democratic convention, but called for more from both him and Governor Romney. In his acceptance speech, President Obama stated: “Climate change is not a joke. It is not a hoax. More droughts, and floods, and wildfires are not a joke. They are a threat to our children's future, and in this election you can do something about it.” Sr. Marie Lucey, OSF, Director of Advocacy at FAN, said: “It is a good start for President Obama to voice concern about climate change. But he must now show more leadership in specifying a plan to address climate change, while Governor Romney must begin by naming climate change as a critical issue.”
FAN was recently quoted in the Denver Post in an article about climate change and their work to urge policy changes on the issue.