FAN friend Carolyn Townes is the National Animator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation for the U.S. Secular Franciscan Order. She has developed this resource for the Season of the Care for Creation, which begins September 1st and ends on the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, October 4th.
Care for creation
FAN's executive director, Patrick Carolan and former president, Sr. Margaret Magee, OSF recently co-authored the lead article in this quarter's publication of Franciscan Connections: The Cord titled, Green New Deal: A Franciscan Perspective. The article gives a basic understanding of the high points of the Green New Deal while offering reasoning behind why it is a very Franciscan piece of legislation.
Maryland Catholics Advocate in Annapolis
On Feb. 18th, in Annapolis, Maryland, Catholics from 19 parishes gathered (pictured, top) to march to the State House where they advocated with elected officials in support of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act. Former FAN board member, Fr. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM and FAN intern and Holy Name Province postulant, Michael Specht were a part of the gathering.
They did it! The FAN team of Patrick Carolan and Patrilie Hernandez took the plunge and raised over $5,000 for the Franciscan Action Network and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.
Thank you for your support and prayers--we couldn't have done it without you!
If you needed to see proof of the plunge before donating, here it is! Donations are still being accepted. Click here to donate: https://www.keepwintercold.org/team/FAN
Franciscans greatly concerned over most recent roll back of clean environment regulation for coal plants.
FAN was invited to be part of a forum and symposium to discuss greater coordination and collaboration on caring for our common home.
FAN's Associate Director, Sr. Marie Lucey developed this resource for her community to use as a prayer service for Earth Day.