A Franciscan Approach

Resources featuring a variety of Franciscan voices and perspectives on integral ecology and caring for our common home. We’re continuing to build this library so check back for new additions! 

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St. Francis and the Song of Brotherhood and Sisterhood: Contemplation, Identity, and Advocacy

Sr. Elizabeth Fuhr, OSF explores a vision of contemplating Christ in nature, identifying deeply as brothers and sisters with all creation, and advocating together for a healed Earth. This presentation and Sr. Elizabeth’s nature retreats are patterned on St. Francis and the Song of Brotherhood and Sisterhood: Contemplation, Identity, and Advocacy by Eric Doyle, OFM. Part of the Franciscan Vision Series from the Franciscan School of Theology. 

Shemá: Biodiversity, Franciscans, and the Season of Creation

Seminar and conversation with Franciscan-hearted people learning what we can do to promote the ecological conversation, justice, and healing within the Earth’s community of life. Click here to read about the presenters.

Ecospirituality: Journey into Greater Ecological Consciousness

Br. Keith Warner, OFM explores the spiritual connection between humans and the environment through the lens of Laudato Si’. Part of the “Climate Change: Caring for Our Common Home” speaker series sponsored by Old Mission Santa Barbara. 


Places and Voices of America the Beautiful: Reflections of Faith on 30x30

Featuring Franciscan friar Br. James Lockman, OFM, this panel discussion explores the voices of conservationists engaging from their faith, along with indigenous knowledge and native wisdom informing ecological restoration and species protection in the US. Click here for a full description with more information about the panelists and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation which sponsors the series.