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COP28: the Role of Food Systems in the Climate Crisis Will Get More Attention Than Ever December 1st, 2023

Comments by Fr. Séamus Finn, OMI

(Image by Rosy/Bad Homburg / Germany, Pixabay)

Day One of COP28 started with an agreement on a “Loss and Damage Fund,” whereby the countries who have caused most of the destructive consequences of climate change will make substantial financial contributions to help developing countries address the challenges that they face from climate change.
On the 2nd day, the Role of Food Systems in the Climate Crisis got more attention and is addressing such topics as deforestation, meat and dairy amounts in diets and food waste. Let’s hope and pray that the negotiators will stay at the table long enough and keep in mind not just their own interests but the Common Good of all humanity  including the health of the planet.
Finally let’s remember that each of us are called to examine our own lifestyles and see how we can contribute to finding solutions to this urgent challenge.
Practical Ways To Live Sustainably: 

2023 Creation Care Calendars for Lent February 22nd, 2023

We invite you to join us this Lent to take actions to help preserve God’s great gift of Creation.

Our friends at Interfaith Power & Light, in partnership Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and EcoLatinos, have produced downloadable calendars that can be adapted for your community & with different actions you can take during Lent.

Invite your communities to distribute them as bulletin inserts during worship on an upcoming Sunday. Each year, these calendars go up on refrigerators and bulletin boards across communities, and open many conversations about environmental stewardship and climate action.

Ways to eat for good

“Christians have fasted from meat during Lent for generations. Try eating vegetarian today and check out Oxfam’s Eat for Good resource online for other ways to use your fast to bless others”:

Visit their website to download the calendars: 

“May this season serve as a reminder of our interdependence and our call to care for our common home.”



Courageous Conversations: Can Inclusive Capitalism Work for the Common Good? March 29th, 2021

Courageous Conversations: Can Inclusive Capitalism Work for the Common Good?

Socially Responsible Investment Coalition
Annual Education Event

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 via ZOOM
Program: 6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

Courageous Conversations:
Can Inclusive Capitalism Work for the Common Good?

“Once capital becomes an idol and guides people’s decisions, once greed for money presides over the entire socioeconomic system, it ruins society, it condemns and enslaves men and women, it destroys human fraternity, it sets people against one another and, as we clearly see, it even puts at risk our common home.” – Pope Francis


We welcome your participation and financial support for our Virtual 2021 Annual Event Sponsorships as well as individual tickets will be available

Please indicate your choice below and send payment by check to SRIC:

  • Sponsorships of $250 and above allow for 8 participants
  • Individual tickets at $25 per person, please indicate number

Send this registration form with payment to: Socially Responsible Investment Coalition, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216-6693 Contact: Anna Falkenberg at

Purchase of a sponsorship will allow us to feature your organization’s name and logo on our event materials. If you have purchased a sponsorship you will be responsible for sending out the link to your invited participants. Links will also be sent for individual ticket purchases, if more than one, please email us with names and email addresses. We will be sending you a registration confirmation with the ZOOM link and instructions on accessing the event. Registrations will be accepted through Friday, April 16, 2021

Invited Participants

Rev. Séamus Finn, OMI — Chief of Faith Consistent Investing at the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Larry Hufford, Ph.D. — Professor of Political Science and International Relations at St. Mary’s University

Sister Michele O’Brien, CCVI — Development Specialist at the Friends of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Foundation

Nadira Narine — Senior Program Director, Strategic Initiatives at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Inclusive Capitalism is fundamentally about creating long-term corporate value that benefits all stakeholders – businesses, investors, employees, customers, governments, communities, members of society, and the planet.

When Times Are Tough, True Leaders Emerge December 2nd, 2011

Fr. Seamus Finn’s most recent blog on Huffington Post focuses on the need for “corporate leadership to find their voice in the conversation, re-evaluate their role in the economy and promote the social responsibility of the corporations that they lead.”

Read the blog post…


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