Press Release: The Franciscan Action Network (FAN) and the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) applaud the release of Islamic Climate Declaration

The Franciscan Action Network (FAN) and the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) applaud the release of Islamic Climate Declaration.

Islamic leaders from 20 countries recently launched a bold Climate Change Declaration to engage the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims on the issue of our time. Based on Islamic teachings and in harmony with the Papal Encyclical, the declaration presents a moral case for Muslims and people of all faiths worldwide to take urgent climate action. It was drafted by a large, diverse team of international Islamic scholars from around the world following a lengthy consultation period. The Declaration has won the support of the Vatican's Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace.

FAN Executive Director and GCCM Co-Founder Patrick Carolan stated, “This is just one more example of how we are all interconnected. By seeing the similarities instead of the differences among people of faith, all faiths, we can work toward a peaceful and caring future for the earth and each other.”

This Declaration, along with all the petitions and other support for renewable energy give us hope that we as one human family can work together to care for this one earth we have been given.

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Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus, and the example of Saints Francis and Clare, the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) is a collective Franciscan voice seeking to transform United States public policy related to peace making, care for creation, poverty, and human rights.

Founded in January 2015, the GCCM is a coalition of over 130 Catholic organizations working to respond to the moral imperative of the climate change crisis. Further information can be found at http://catholicclimatemovement.global/

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