Food for Thought Friday: Students Connect “Laudato Si” and Clean Power Act

Food for Thought Friday: Read the interview with Guadalupe Avila, a senior at Saint Xavier University and Jillian Rubino, a junior at Carlow University, two of twenty students from campuses affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy who spent several days in Washington learning about the Clean Power Act. The students spoke to representatives in Congress about the act, as well as members of the Catholic Climate Covenant, the Franciscan Action Network, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, WE ACT for Environment Justice, and the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism. The students were interested in learning more about President Obama’s act and its connection to the call to care for creation made in “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis’ recent encyclical.

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