Excluding No Creature from the Shelter of Compassion
Watch Catholic Relief Services video on Caring for all of God’s Creation
Franciscans acknowledge that all creation emanates from the goodness of God and exists exactly as it is intended to be — a “footprint” of God. This worldview embraces all creatures, plants and minerals as our brothers and sisters. In solidarity, we are called to be in right relationship with creation and be mindful of our human impact.
Looking for information on the Franciscan Renewal Center’s response to the Pope’s encyclical “Laudato Si?” Click here to be directed to the information page.
Care for Creation
The Care for Creation Ministry studies and recommends methods of change to improve environmental stewardship here at the Casa and elsewhere. This includes energy efficiency, renewable energy forms, recycling and more.
Click here to see the Care for Creation Vision-Mission-Values Statement
Click here to see the 2017 Goals
Click here to see the updated Care for Creation 2014 to 2016 Accomplishments
Click here to take the St. Francis Pledge to care for Creation and the Poor.
Click here to download a PDF of the pledge.
Volunteer with this ministry: Care for Creation Team Member
Inquire by contacting Char Hoffman at careforcreation(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org
Franciscan Action Circle
FRANCISCAN ACTION CIRCLE IS ON HIATUS. If you have an interest in this ministry, please contact Patti Sills-Trausch.
Through the national Franciscan Action Network, community members can join in the Casa’s “Franciscan Action Circle” to help promote Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation in Arizona. The Franciscan Action Circle strives to work cooperatively with likely and unlikely allies in ways that move Arizona public policy toward Franciscan values. It meets monthly as a coalition of concerned citizens to address public policy matters and reflect upon new or pending legislation.
Inquire by contacting Rosemarie LeClercq at fan(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org
Franciscan Action Circle members:
- Are concerned about climate justice, immigration, human trafficking, money in politics and peacemaking
- Participate in ongoing education about Franciscan values in relation to national policy
- Develop skills to enlarge the group’s effectiveness when advocating policy change
- Learn ways to communicate Franciscan messages to the media
- Visit elected officials or their staff to develop relationships in order to educate lawmakers
FAN welcomes people who are involved in or would like to be trained in advocacy skills.
The group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm.
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