This week, the Presidents of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) sent a letter to Mr. Trump reminding him of the gift and responsibility of leadership.
St. Bonaventure tells us that to love God, we need to love all that God created. He teaches us that what we choose to do here on this earth will have an effect on it. As part of FAN’s commitment to care for all of creation, we have participated in the Polar Bear Plunge for the last few years. This annual event is organized by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and helps raise funds for important local grassroots efforts on climate justice.
Many faith organizations, including FAN, are working hard to mobilize our networks for the People’s Climate Movement focusing on two major moments. The first of these moments is quickly approaching.
FAN has begun a series of Environmental Justice training workshops in Catholic communities of color all over the U.S. Read about our first successful workshop here.
Following the November elections, many Imams and leaders of Muslim organizations sent a letter to president-elect Donald Trump expressing their concerns about anti-Muslim rhetoric during the campaign and appointments to the Trump transition team of individuals who speak negatively and falsely about American Muslims. They point to the rise in hate crimes against Muslims since the election, and are very concerned about a proposed Muslim registry which would be unconstitutional.
"Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy."
At this special time of the year, we are inspired by the story of the Nativity and the images it provokes. From the poor displaced couple made to give birth to their Son in a stable, to the shepherds caring for their flocks and the gifts of the Magi, we share a collective tradition of gift-giving. One of the strongest messages of Christmas is generosity.
A close to capacity crowd was on hand for the World Premiere of The Sultan and the Saint Docudrama in Washington, D.C.