Sr. Joan Brown is a Franciscan sister of the Rochester, Minn., community. Her Kansas farm roots, our New Cosmic Story, Franciscanism and multicultural experiences in New Mexico inform her work as executive director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light.

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GSR Preview: As we face climate change, we can celebrate the true spirit of Mother's Day, which is to honor and affirm strong women standing up for life.

5 ways to conduct an eco-friendly parish meeting

Preview: Meetings offer an easy way to make Laudato Si' real. There are five ways to conduct an eco-friendly parish meeting. 

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GSR Preview: The October Parliament of the World’s Religions pleaded for religious leaders to address climate, poverty, indigenous rights and women's equality.


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