Responding to the Call for “A Bold Cultural Revolution”
By Margaret Swedish, Center for New Creation
"In urging people of faith to begin to chart “a bold cultural revolution,” Pope Francis was calling for an ecological commitment commensurate with the scale of the crisis that is unfolding on our planet... A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that 65% of people in this country think clean renewable energy should be the nation’s priority, as compared to 27% who favor fossil fuels.
We can help make the opinion of the 65% known by contacting the White House and your Senators and Representatives [House & Senate: 202 225-3121] right now as the debate is fresh and urgent, especially with the appointment of ExxonMobil’s long time CEO, Rex Tillerson, to be Secretary of State. Demand that the president not abandon the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and that it strengthen the leadership role of the U.S. government in moving the world off fossil fuels as quickly as possible."
Read Margaret's full article, including what is happening in the state of Wisconsin.
Follow Margaret at her new website www.centerfornewcreation.org
On November 21,2016 representatives from parishes, the Archdiocese, Marquette University, Marquette HS/Laudato Si' Project, City of Milwaukee, and Catholics for Peace and Justice/Waukesha County Green Team met to begin discussing how we can bring the content of Laudato Si’ more fully alive and prominent in our parishes and our community. Lots of good information was shared and connections made. The next meeting is Jan 13 at 12 noon. Contact Rob Shelledy at the Archdiocese to get on the information/invitation list. If you are interested in building a Creation Care ministry in your parish, connect with this group.
Environmental Racism Now on the Front Burner – Milwaukee County Statistics Read Here
What is COP21?
More than two decades ago, members of the United Nations met in Rio de Janeiro for the “Earth Summit.” At this extraordinary gathering, attendees agreed on some basics about climate change and how to tackle its human causes.
This agreement is called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or “UNFCCC.” In it, 196 nations agreed to meet every year to fashion a treaty on how to keep the planet from warming to dangerous levels, and how in the meantime to help affected people. These nations are “parties” to the UNFCCC agreement.
Together we call this gathering of 196 nations the Conference of Parties, or COP for short.
Laudato Si' Praise Be! Encyclical on Care for Creation from Pope Francis
Join the Force for Creation - Become a Laudato Si’ “Animator”. Animators promote the Laudato Si message to help turn it into action in their local communities, whether that be a parish, school, religious congregation, lay group, youth organization, retreat center, Boy Scout troop, or more. Learn More Here