Other AFN Commissions:

Earth Care Commission

Tom Martinez

Commission Chair

Teo Argueta

Vice Chair

Vision: “A just and sustainable earth for all.”

Mission: The mission of the Arizona Faith Network Earth Care Commission is to inspire and mobilize communities of faith—and all people of good will—to realize a just and sustainable future for the earth, our common home, through education, legislative advocacy, collaborative action with other local, state, and national organizations, and prayer.

The Earth Care Commission:

  • Supports AFN’s mission imperative;
  • Works closely with fellow commissions and their members;
  • Strives to grow in numbers, diversity and participation;
  • Actively seeks opportunities to work with other community organizations;
  • Helps to educate our members about Arizona’s environmental challenges;
  • Provides opportunities for our members to take action on environmental Issues.

Fund-raiser for the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions

On behalf of AFN Earth Care Commission, AFN is accepting travel fund donations for an indigenous partner to speak at the Parliament of the World's Religions. Donations can be made through the AFN website at https://www.arizonafaithnetwork.org/become-a-donor/ or by check mailed to Arizona Faith Network at 1550 E. Meadowbrook, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Please note on the donation comment form or on the check that the donation is for travel expenses for Shannon Rivers.  Donations will be accepted until October 30th.
The Parliament trip is an honor and a privilege for the AFN Earth Care Commission, who has spent the last three years reaching out to our Native American brothers and sisters to learn more about the environmental degradation that has been (and continues to be) visited on their land and water, and the health effects on the people.  We have been asked to share the results of our efforts in a workshop at the Parliament in the hope that other ecumenical and interfaith organizations who are interested in this work can learn from our experiences. We need a strong voice from one of the affected communities to tell THEIR story.  Shannon is a member of the Gila River Indian Community, he runs camps for young Native Americans to re-connect them with their identities, he leads sweat-lodge ceremonies at prisons around the state for incarcerated Native Americans, and he takes care of members of his extended family. We need Shannon to make our panel complete.

Earth Care Document Archive

Earth Care Events

Regular Meeting Time and Place:
Third Thursday of each month, 3-5 PM
at United Methodist Center
1550 E. Meadowbrook, Phoenix, AZ