Aligned with the vision of the U.S. Bishops articulated in Communities of Salt and Light, the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi desires to be a parish that promotes political responsibility among its parishioners. We want to help parishioners be informed and active citizens.
In order to accomplish this vision, 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 communities and nation.
St. Francis of Assisi Community Conversations on Faith and the Common Good
Goals: The overriding goal of these periodic three-part series is to help the community of St. Francis of Assisi to be better informed of a social issue in light of their faith.
- To engage conversations that show respect and mutual understanding among participants
- To gain a deeper and more informed understanding of particular social issues
- To educate parishioners of Catholic Social Teaching with application to concrete social issues
___________________________________________________________________________ CONVERSATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Why Should People of Faith Care about Climate Change? April 28
The State of Climate Change Science and Policy. May 6
Individual and Political Climate Change Solutions – What Can You Do? May 29
Steve Kalland, executive director, North Carolina Solar Center
Fr. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM, Franciscan Action Network, St. Camillus Parish, Silver Spring, MD
Sam Pearsall, senior scientist (retired), Environmental Defense Fund