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The Franciscan Action Network signed on to a letter composed by members of the Washington Interfaith Staff Committee (WISC) thanking Pope Francis for his "clarity of vision" in the encyclical, "Laudato Si." The letter describes the WISC communities efforts to educate and advocate for those marginalized by our society, how we collaborate with each other in the daily meetings with U.S. Policy makers and how we work together on strategies common to all our organizations.
The letter ends with a warm welcome as we anticipate the Holy Father's visit in September.
FAN's peace making campaign continues with endorsements of two letters opposing anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim proposals.
In the Philippines, Catholics are following the Pope's call to action and collecting signatures for the Global Catholic Climate Movement petition.
The US government is about to handover a beautiful stretch of national forest held sacred by the local Apache tribe -- to a giant foreign mining company.
The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis’s long-awaited encyclical on ecology will be released on June 18th. Here are some resources FAN has been made aware of to help amplify the Pope's message.
Last Month, Patrick Carolan joined The Shift Network's free online Politics of Love & Justice Summit, hosted by Rabbi Michael Lerner and Cat Zavis. Some of the world’s most visionary spiritual leaders and soul-powered activists shared how we can effectively integrate spirituality and activism to build a sustainable, caring world.
On Sunday, May 31st, organizations from around Connecticut gathered on the steps of the Capitol Building in Hartford to march for climate justice. FAN Executive Director, Patrick Carolan was one of several speakers on this important topic, calling for our legislators to act to combat the climate crisis.
FAN is part of the growing community of diverse faiths in 60 countries that OurVoices represents and is proud to announce the upcoming events planned for this year.
OurVoices is triggering an unparalleled spiritual upswell on climate. In less than a year, we’ve built an on-line community of more then 50,000 people of diverse faiths in 60 countries, organized on-the-ground vigils and events in 20 countries and brought faith groups together for the People’s Climate March in NYC. We’re combining the global, on-the-ground presence of faith communities with lively social media - a uniquely powerful way to project the influence and concern about climate from people of faith on every continent. We want a strong climate deal in Paris this December.