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Friday, July 24, 2015

The Trouble With Franciscans, Part 1

The White House has honored 12 religious believers for "their grassroots efforts to green their communities and educate others on the moral and social justice implications of climate change," according to a blog post by Angela Barranco, the associate director for public engagement at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Among those honored as "champions of change" on July 20 were Sister Joan Brown, executive director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, and Patrick Carolan, executive director of the Franciscan Action Network.

Sister Joan Brown

Executive Director, New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light
Sister Joan Brown, osf is the Executive Director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light. A Franciscan Catholic Sister, Sr. Brown has worked for various non-profits in Colorado and New Mexico, including the Peace House, a shelter for women living on the streets in Colorado Springs. Sr. Brown has served on the leadership team of the Rochester, Minnesota Franciscans and currently serves on the Finance Committee for the Congregation. Sr. Brown is an Oxfam Sister on the Planet and works and collaborates with many local and national organizations in addressing climate change and creation care.

Creation Care? What is that?

It's too dreadful for me to write about. Go here and read it yourself.