Day dedicated to the Civil Society area in Montreil, France

As part of the Franciscan Family in Paris, Franciscan Action Network is proud to bring you blog postings from some of our delegates. These blogs will be written each day by a different delegate on the ground in Paris, attending #COP21 meetings, side events and the Franciscan Delegation Meetings.

The following reflection is by Attilio Galimberti who is from Italy

On December 6th, the Franciscans delegation participated at the Franciscan International booth where people were FI boothinvited to write on leaves their answer to the question “what does it mean to care for our common home”–  Once the answer was written,  the leaf  was  in front of the booth. This was very successful and in a moment the whole booth was filled with leaves written on various goodwill messages and prayers.

FI booth2

At the booth there were guests  from all over the world asking questions about FI and its activities and about Franciscan Family commitments for care of creation.

Later in the afternoon, the delegation formed a circle of silence meditating and praying for creation, this was so powerful that many passersby were touched and even joined in the meditation.

Delegation circle

Group with Globe

In the evening, the Franciscan group went to participate at the side event on the negative effects of mining hosted by Fr. Rodrigo, OFM and others. The event was based on the  UN binding treaty on TNCs (Transnational Corporations) & stopping the Trade Investment Regime and Climate change : The meeting was very important with many concrete documented cases of Human Rights violations and did close with a call to the Civil Society Organizations to monitor the process for its approval and to urge national governments to ratify the treaty.Group. end of blog

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