Climate Justice

A Summary of Events Surrounding Pope Francis' Visit to DC

FAN's executive director, Patrick Carolan addressing a rally on the National Mall prior to Pope Francis' address to Congress.

FAN hosted multiple events to support the pope's visit to Washington DC in September, 2015. We invited people to join us in supporting him, his message, and increasing public awareness of the issues he spoke on by participating in one or all of the events listed below.

1. Catholic Climate Petition (Now until November 30) - Petiton endorsed by Pope Francis being signed to call on global leaders to take action on climate change.

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.

Catholic Climate Covenant Ohio SB 310 Sample Letter to Governor

June 2, 2014

The Honorable John Kasich
Governor of Ohio
77 S. High Street, 30th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Dear Governor Kasich,

I write to you today to share my concern with SB 310, a bill that will significantly weaken Ohio’s laws that diversify how we produce energy, will likely raise electric rates, and could leave Ohio at a competitive and moral disadvantage compared to other states.  I urge you to veto SB 310 and will stand with you in support of retaining Ohio’s successful clean energy laws.

Climate Justice and the Moral Obligation to God’s Creation

In the U.S., we have seen more powerful storms like Superstorm Sandy and Katrina, more severe wild fires, and the worst drought in several decades. Abroad, humanity is bracing for flooding of densely-populated coastal regions, crop failure and famine, and mass migrations resulting in violent conflict. We must act, quickly and powerfully, to change systems and laws towards climate justice.