Michael Crosby is a Capuchin Franciscan. He is founder of The Human Thread. He lives in community with other friars in a downtown Milwaukee parish that serves people who are poor, homeless and marginated. In 1973 Michael pioneered the effort of Catholic institutions in promoting corporate reform through socially responsible investing. He was influential in getting Catholic groups to work with the Protestant and Jewish communities through the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR). This has involved him in a wide range of issues--from South Africa and infant formula to climate change and tobacco control. He is Executive Director of the Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment which is part of the ICCR. Michael's preaching and writing on contemporary biblical discipleship takes him around the world. He has written nineteen books.
Frank is an advocate for peace and justice as a board member of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and Associate Director of the Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment, the main sponsor of The Human Thread. Frank is on the adjunct faculty of Cardinal Stritch University where he teaches business ethics, environmental sciences and human resource development. He gives back to the local community as a consultant for SCORE, the volunteer arm of the Small Business Administration.
Frank retired in 2012 after a 35-year career as a senior executive of Akzo Nobel, the world’s largest coatings and specialty chemicals company. He was recognized as an industry leader in areas of sustainability, employee safety and product stewardship.
After 16 years working in multi-cultural, low-income parishes in the U.S. and Latin America, Chris began to manage The Human Thread campaign in January of 2016. Long committed to faith-based advocacy and the work of justice, he is eager to reflect with others on where our clothing comes from and how living in right relationship with our brothers and sisters on distant continents helps us to lead more joyful, faith-filled lives.
Chris earned an M.Div. and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He enjoy reading, writing, photography, and technology.
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