Say NO to Single-Use Plastic

The Care for Creation Ministry from the Franciscan Renewal Center is tackling the consumption of single-use plastic as a primary 2018 goal.  Cleaner air, land, and oceans have inspired this mission.  Much of the work will involve education.  For example, do you know that nearly 300 million tons of plastics are manufactured each year?  Fifty [...]

By |January 21st, 2018|Advocacy, Education|2 Comments

Invitation To Earth Care & Advocacy

A time for Action-As President T. Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Sounds like good advice even in this era. It seems likely that God created the goodness of the Earth for every creature, not every corporation. I challenge you to do more than talk, tweet, comment [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education, Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments


Notice how things slow down during the hot summer months in Arizona?  At the Franciscan Renewal Center many parishioners flee to cooler climates, and those who remain in Arizona sorely miss our collaborators who work with us on climate change issues.  There is one thing, however, that we can continue to do as individuals - [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

Hearing for Navajo Generating Station…

Help Decide the Future of Navajo Generating Station In February, owners of Navajo Generating Station, located in northeast Arizona, voted to close the power plant. Peabody Coal, which operates the nearby Kayenta Mine that supplies coal for the plant, is trying to find a way to keep the power plant open, including by providing misleading [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

Why Facts Are Not Enough…

Why Facts Are Not Enough. Dr. Hayhoe will speak at the University of Arizona on Wednesday, April 12, 7 pm, in Room N120, ENR2 Building (1064 E. Lowell St.)Join Dr. Hayhoe as she explores pathways to productive discussion about climate change: moving past the smokescreens to address the real objections and beginning conversations with values we share rather than facts [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Advocacy, Education, Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

Celebrate Earth Day at the Casa

By |April 4th, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

TIME TO CHOOSE free film screening…

Time To Choose film screening. Climate change is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced – and our greatest opportunity. This inspirational film offers compelling stories of the innovators, leaders, and average people fighting on the front lines for a cleaner, more sustainable world. Post-film discussion with local climate-change champions: - Ashley Camhi - ASU [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

Peoples Climate March Phoenix…

Peoples Climate March Phoenix will be held at the AZ State Capitol, 10:00 - 2:00 pm on April 29th. The goal is to advance solutions to the climate crisis that are rooted in racial, social and economic injustice. Coincides with the national march being held in Washington D.C.

By |March 14th, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education|2 Comments

Standing with Standing Rock

My body is still in Tempe, but my heart and mind are in North Dakota today.  Last week a call was issued for clergy from many faith traditions to come and stand witness with the Standing Rock Nation in its protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This pipeline would carry oil from North Dakota to [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|Advocacy, Executive Director, Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

Vote Your Values: Be a Climate Voter

As people of faith, we believe that responding to the urgent threat of climate change is essential to caring for God’s creation and loving our neighbors. Human activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels for energy, has thrown nature out of balance, polluted the air, raised sea levels, made thousands of God’s creatures extinct, and [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|Advocacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments