Lenten Resources from Franciscan Earth Corps:
Are you a young adult? Are you interested in the environment? Well guess what? Franciscan Earth Corps is gearing up for a great year! Weʼd love to have you join us to discuss potential events for 2014. We know that we are called to stewardship of the earth, so letʼs explore some possibilities for living that.
We are forming a new group in Central Virginia called the Franciscan Earth Corps. It is for young adults ages 18-35
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, May 20th at 7pm at Incarnation: we have TWO activities planned:
First, from 8am to 11:00am working on planting the community gardens at The Crossings which serve poor and those transitioning from homelessness.
Second, meeting Wednesday, May 14th from 5:30pm to 7pm building a new garden at Piedmont House, which serves non-violent men coming out of Virginia’s prisons.
Mission of Franciscan Action Network
Currently chapters are active or also forming in:
- Albany, NY
- Syracuse, NY
- Long Island, NY
- Bronx, NY
- Silver Spring, MD
- Tampa, FL
- Milwaukee, WI
- Hartford, CT
- Little Rock, AR
Franciscan Action Network (FAN), a collective voice for justice made up of Franciscan orders, began building a national network of Franciscan-hearted young adults in the summer of 2012. The Corps is a collaborative effort of lay Franciscans—Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Ecumenical Franciscans—as well as Franciscan friars and sisters.
The first local Franciscan Earth Corps initiative was started in 2003 by Rob Breen, a Catholic Secular Franciscan and environmental educator, in upstate New York (beginning in Syracuse and later in Albany).
Water, Hypocrisy, and Hope in West Virginia (by Anna Robertson) January 11, 2014
1) Great Podcast called the Catholic Laboratory and talks on many science subjects including the environment: