Community Conversation on Climate Change

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Climate change is an urgent issue with a significant moral dimension. How does our Christian call to love God and love our neighbor call us to action on protecting the environment that sustains life?

At the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi, we are committed to offering an array of opportunities for parishioners to enter into conversation with others about the values and vision that guide our community and nation. In April-May of 2013, we hosted a three-part series of conversations on climate change.

For an overview of our first two conversations on climate change, see Climate Change: Values and Science Call Us to Action.

For an overview of our panel discussion on climate change, see Climate Change Panel: Education Needed.

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  • What You Can Do

The St. Francis Pledge
10 Principles of Earth-Friendly Eating
What You Can Do

  • Organizations Making a Difference

Citizens Climate Lobby
Franciscan Action Network
Franciscan Earth Corps
NC GreenPower
NC Interfaith Power & Light
North Carolina Solar Center

  • Selected Books*

“Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity,” by Lester R. Brown
“Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Change and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity,” by James Hansen
“Eaarth,” by Bill McKibben
“The End of Nature,” by Bill McKibben
“The Global Warming Reader,” edited by Bill McKibben

*All of these books are available for lending at the Ministry Resource Center, Rm. 403, Anthony Hall.

  • Catholic Resources

Catholic Climate Covenant
A Catholic Approach to Climate Change Question and Answer Resource
Pope Francis on Care for Creation
A Franciscan Approach to Climate Change
Holy Name Province Statement on Climate Change

  • Science Resources

National Academy of Sciences: The Americas Climate Choices Series
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report
Climate Change Science Overview
Climate Change Indicators in the United States
What is EPA Doing About Climate Change?