As the intense desert heat fades, the primary season for activism on behalf of Pope Francis’s Laudato Si Encyclical has begun again at the Franciscan Renewal Center. We are getting back to work with renewed energy and enthusiasm! Our first event this fall is Movie Night on Friday, October 27th from 6:00 – 9:00pm at The Casa. This movie, Viva La Verde, is a must for anyone who wants to learn more about our local environment and how to protect it. Viva La Verde is a conservation film about the Verde River in Arizona. The Verde River is one of the last free flowing rivers that survives in Arizona, and it can be saved by a few productive people. Here’s your chance to enter into a movie experience and dialogue with others who are interested in the crucial roles rivers play in human and wildlife communities. There is a $10 fee that includes a light dinner. Pre-registration is required and to register, simply visit thecasa.org or call 480-948-7460. Don’t miss it!