Shaping Our Environmental Future by Faith

WE ACT blogger Kelly Moltzen writes, “Catholics are natural allies in the struggle for environmental justice. As a Catholic, I have been most drawn to the example of St. Francis of Assisi, who is our tradition’s patron saint of the environment.”  These words demonstrate that members of the faith community can be powerful partners to include in developing your environmental education programs and conservation efforts to care for God's creation.  There are, for example, over 70 million registered Catholics in the United States.  That’s 22% of the US population!

Pope Francis states, “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years.” He recognizes that faith can guide us to positive action and that “humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.” 

View this thoughtful 1-minute video entitled “My Faith, My Responsibility” supporting Pope Francis’ Catholic Climate Covenant where “It’s Time to Take Action Together.”

Pope Francis’ highlighted quotations from his 2015 papal letter on the environment sent to all the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church can also be viewed at the above webpage, too.

Read Kelly Moltzen’s WE ACT blog post  “Faith and the Environmental Movement: A Franciscan Perspective at

Read about today’s oil company executives meeting at the Vatican at