Pope states that "We Are Not God" and that the earth's temperature is rising mostly due to human activity
The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis’s long-awaited encyclical on ecology will be released on June 18th. Here are some resources FAN has been made aware of to help amplify the Pope's message.
FAN along with the Global Catholic Climate Movement hosted a webinar for spokespeople interested in learning how to best communicate the message of the Pope's encyclical to the Media.
Last Month, Patrick Carolan joined The Shift Network's free online Politics of Love & Justice Summit, hosted by Rabbi Michael Lerner and Cat Zavis. Some of the world’s most visionary spiritual leaders and soul-powered activists shared how we can effectively integrate spirituality and activism to build a sustainable, caring world.
On Sunday, May 31st, organizations from around Connecticut gathered on the steps of the Capitol Building in Hartford to march for climate justice. FAN Executive Director, Patrick Carolan was one of several speakers on this important topic, calling for our legislators to act to combat the climate crisis.
FAN is part of the growing community of diverse faiths in 60 countries that OurVoices represents and is proud to announce the upcoming events planned for this year.
OurVoices is triggering an unparalleled spiritual upswell on climate. In less than a year, we’ve built an on-line community of more then 50,000 people of diverse faiths in 60 countries, organized on-the-ground vigils and events in 20 countries and brought faith groups together for the People’s Climate March in NYC. We’re combining the global, on-the-ground presence of faith communities with lively social media - a uniquely powerful way to project the influence and concern about climate from people of faith on every continent. We want a strong climate deal in Paris this December.
Pope Francis endorsed a Catholic petition calling for bold climate action after meeting with the newly created Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) on Wednesday.
The late Sr. Thea Bowman, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration from Canton, Miss., was nationally known for her work to advance the life of her fellow black Catholics in the church. She was 52 when she died of bone cancer on March 30, 1990, but her legacy as an educator, evangelist and gospel singer lives on.
FAN invites you to read about Sr. Thea in this article written by Tom Roberts for the Global Sisters Report, a Project of the National Catholic Reporter.
Tuesday, April 6th, Franciscan Action Network joined Church World Service and 17 other faith-based organizations in filing an amicus brief supporting the Obama Administration's executive actions on immigration with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.