As Franciscans, we hold a special place in our heart for our Mother Earth. We see our God reflected in her beauty and remember the necessity of a balanced ecology.

This year we join Franciscans and others all over the world in celebrating the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’. FAN is partnering with the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU) to engage young adults around the messages and calls for action in the encyclical. We’ve planned a 3-part series of 1-hour online events focused on understanding these messages and discussing concrete ways to live out the directives presented by Pope Francis.

Our first gathering took place June 30th, where we hosted an interactive discussion on rising to these challenges with Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM and Meghan Clark, Ph.D. You can watch the recording of the webinar here.

The next two parts in this series will take place:

July 14th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT At our second event hear directly from people putting theory into action & learn what motivates them to protect our future & planet. Here is a flier with more information. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

July 28th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Keep watching this space for updates.

FAN Resources:

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FAN’s Laudato Si’ Week Webinar

Presentations on Laudato Si’ from Fr. James Flynn

Other Organizations:

Laudato Si’ Revolution
Catholic Climate Covenant
Living the Change
Global Catholic Climate Movement

More Resources from our panelists:

“Understanding Laudato Si’” video series, by Daniel P. Horan, OFM

New book: All God’s Creatures: A Theology of Creation, by Daniel P. Horan, OFM

The Theologians Respond: Laudato Si, America Magazine video

Article: “A Foster Elephant and a New Vision of Creation”, by Meghan J. Clark, Ph.D

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