On September 9, 2021  the Franciscan Action Network hosted a lecture in celebration of the Season of Creation: “Creation Care – What and Why?

We heard from William D. Dinges, Professor at the Catholic University of America who offered us 7 points describing the moral need to act now and act decisively for creation care. Additionally, our good friend Cassandra Carmichael of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, brought us up to date on current legislation, especially as it affects those who are most vulnerable.

Watch the recording here:

As the earth continues to get hotter and hotter, people of faith have a unique opportunity to address climate change as a moral imperative. We urge you to join us for this engaging lecture.

Speaker Bios:

William D. Dinges is a Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies in 1983 from the University of Kansas and has been on the faculty at Catholic University for the past thirty-nine years. Dr. Dinges began teaching a course on Religion and Ecology at Catholic University over thirty-two years ago and remains active in various lay Catholic and interfaith organizational initiatives to forward care for creation agenda. Dr. Dinges is a certified Montgomery County “Master Composter” and passionate life-long gardener.

Cassandra Carmichael is the Executive Director of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment  where she works to carry out their mission “to encourage people of faith to weave values and programs of care for God’s creation throughout the entire fabric of religious life.” Cassandra previously worked at National Council of Churches USA as the Washington Office and Eco-Justice Program director and has served on the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Advisory Council Task Force on Climate and Environment.

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