Stop Global Warming

In a statement released in August, the Franciscan Action Network called on Barack Obama and Mitt Romney “to acknowledge that climate change is an extremely critical ecological and moral issue and identify actions they would undertake to address this threat to life on Earth.” The group said, “During this election campaign we cannot allow the candidates to simply bury their heads in the sand.” Sister Marie Lucey, O.S.F., the network’s director of advocacy, said: “This presidential election has critical implications not just for our generation but for generations to come. What kind of Earth are we going to leave our children and future generations? Do we love them enough to put care for God’s creation ahead of our individual and corporate interests?”

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