Faith Communities Acting on Climate Change

Fairfield County Interfaith Alliance on Climate Change

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.

Join us Thursday for an OurVoices Informational Webinar

Join us this Thursday, October 30th as we present the latest campaign following the successful People's Climate March. We welcome Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith as our guest speaker. Fletcher will be giving us an in-depth look at the OurVoices Campaign with details about how to get involved.

To join in the webinar, simply click this link:

Earth Corps Director, Rhett Engelking Interviewed in St. Anthony's Messenger

The October issue of the Catholic magazine, St. Anthony's Messenger interviews our own Rhett Engelking about the Franciscan Earth Corps. The article was an overview of the program, the philosophy behind it and what it hopes to accomplish.

We invite you read the article in it's entirety by clicking the attachment link below.

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Letter to Administration Offers Alternatives to Military Action in Iraq

Over 50 organizations including FAN, signed a recent letter to president Obama offering lists of alternatives to deal with the situation in Iraq.

"While the dire plight of Iraqi civilians should compel the international community to respond in some way, U.S. military action is not the answer," the 53 clergy, theologians and religious sisters and brothers write in the Aug. 27th open letter.