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1 Grounding Sustainability in Faith-Based Mission and Identity Dan DiLeo Project Manager Catholic Coalition on Climate Change Lindsey Cromwell Kalkbrenner Director, Office of Sustainability Santa Clara University

2 The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change Launched in National Catholic Organizations: - From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: - Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development - Migration and Refugee Services - Catholic Charities USA - Catholic Relief Services - Catholic Health Association of the United States - Conference of Major Superiors of Men - National Catholic Rural Life Conference - Franciscan Action Network - National Council of Catholic Women - Leadership Conference of Women Religious - Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities - Carmelite NGO CatholicClimateCovenant.org

3 The Catholic Climate Covenant Individual, family, school, parish, arch/diocese 25+ Catholic Partners The St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor CatholicClimateCovenant.org

4 The St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor PRAY & reflect about our duty to Creation and the poor LEARN about Catholic teaching and climate change and educate others ASSESS our contributions to the problem ACT to change behaviors and choices ADVOCATE on behalf of those without a voice CatholicClimateCovenant.org

5 The St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) –USCCB Dept. of Justice, Peace and Human Development –USCCB Dept. of Migration and Refugee Services Catholic Relief Services Catholic Charities USA Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities National Catholic Rural Life Conference Catholic Health Association of the U.S.A. National Council of Catholic Women Conference of Major Superiors of Men Leadership Conference of Women Religious Carmelite NGO Franciscan Action Network National Catholic Education Association Resource Center for Religious Institutes Pax Christi USA Marianist Environmental Education Center The Jesuit Conference The Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors National Association for Lay Ministry National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry Catholic Campus Ministry Association National Federation of Priests Councils National Diaconate Institute for Continuing Education National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy U.S. Catholic Mission Association Africa Faith and Justice Network Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach Woodstock Theological Center National Catholic Development Conference National Conference for Catechetical Leadership Archdiocese of Los Angeles Saint Michael’s College

6 Sustainability and Faith-Based Mission- WHY It’s Part of Who We Are Integrated Mission Unique Contributions Avoid Polarizations

7 Sustainability and Faith-Based Mission- It’s Part of Who We Are “The LORD God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it.” Genesis 2:15 “Christians... realize that their responsibility within creation and their duty towards nature and the Creator are an essential part of their faith.” Pope John Paul II 1990 World Day of Peace Message, No. 15

8 Sustainability and Faith-Based Mission- Integrated Mission “Care for God’s Creation is not a new component of Catholic identity. It is as old as Genesis, and must therefore be integral to the mission, identity and everyday life of Catholic colleges and universities.” Most Reverend William S. Skylstad Bishop Emeritus of Spokane Honorary Chairman, Catholic Coalition on Climate Change Past President, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

9 v. Sustainability and Faith-Based Mission- Integrated Mission

10 Sustainability and Faith-Based Mission- Unique Contributions Human Life & DignityOption for the Poor & Vulnerable

11 Sustainability and Faith-Based Mission- Avoid Polarizations “At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God's creation and the one human family. It is about protecting both ‘the human environment’ and the natural environment. It is about our human stewardship of God's creation and our responsibility to those who come after us.” U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and The Common Good

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14 The St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor PRAY & reflect about our duty to Creation and the poor LEARN about Catholic teaching and climate change and educate others ASSESS our contributions to the problem ACT to change behaviors and choices ADVOCATE on behalf of those without a voice CatholicClimateCovenant.org

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16 Two Concurrent Goals 1. Schools implement the Toolkit 2. Schools become a Catholic Climate Covenant Partner

17 The St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) –USCCB Dept. of Justice, Peace and Human Development –USCCB Dept. of Migration and Refugee Services Catholic Relief Services Catholic Charities USA Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities National Catholic Rural Life Conference Catholic Health Association of the U.S.A. National Council of Catholic Women Conference of Major Superiors of Men Leadership Conference of Women Religious Carmelite NGO Franciscan Action Network National Catholic Education Association Resource Center for Religious Institutes Pax Christi USA Marianist Environmental Education Center The Jesuit Conference The Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors National Association for Lay Ministry National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry Catholic Campus Ministry Association National Federation of Priests Councils National Diaconate Institute for Continuing Education National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy U.S. Catholic Mission Association Africa Faith and Justice Network Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach Woodstock Theological Center National Catholic Development Conference National Conference for Catechetical Leadership Archdiocese of Los Angeles Saint Michael’s College

18 Catholic Climate Covenant Partnership What - Official endorsement of the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor Why - Public affirmation of institutional commitment to mission- based sustainability - Stand in solidarity with 25+ national Catholic organizations How - Notify the Coalition of institutional endorsement

19 Catholic Climate Covenant Partnership Then What? - College/University: - Publicize - Encourage campus community to take the Pledge & register online - Convene a St. Francis Pledge Committee to discern Toolkit implementation - Integrate Pledge into sustainability branding - Link to Coalition/Toolkit from school website - Coalition - Name added to Partner list - Promote any stories in weekly Newsletter - Facilitate communication

20 In-Class Assignment & Homework Identify 3 key institutional personnel with whom you will share the Toolkit and advocate Partnership when you return to your campus Identify 2 other next steps which you will take to share the Toolkit and advocate Partnership when you return to your campus


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