The Franciscan Action Network organized a successful fundraiser for the Franciscan Earth Corps in New York City on July 30th. The event was held at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and was attended by over 40 people, including those from environmental, food justice, and faith-based groups in NYC, people affiliated with Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries in Garrison, New York, and even from ministry groups in Connecticut.
FAN is thankful to the quartet of Republican leaders who wrote in to the New York Times Op-Ed page this week, all of whom are former administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency. The article talks frankly about the need for action to tackle the major environmental challenges we face as a planet.
Listed here are some of the best resources that the FAN research team has found on climate change and faith.
In concern for addressing climate change issues, people of faith have looked to their own various traditions to identify insights and wisdom to help create practical, concrete steps that will make a difference. Christians have looked to the Scriptures, and the Catholic Church has supplemented that effort with insights from its own theological and pastoral tradition. The Catholic Church has found tremendous insight within its own Franciscan heritage, and so contemporary Franciscans in particular are being called upon to draw deeply from the Franciscan Tradition to provide leadership in efforts to address Climate Change.