How are we called to live the gospel life in the Franciscan Tradition in our modern world? While we do not have all the answers, we know that understanding and growth require dialogue. In this podcast series, brought to you by the Franciscan Action Network, we discuss and reflect on the societal issues that are near and dear to Franciscan-hearted people so that we can contemplate and respond intentionally and compassionately. St. Francis may not have exactly said, “preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words,” but he certainly lived it, and he invites us to live it in our own way in our own time.

Meet our host, Jimmy Beh.

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Welcome to the first season of the Acting Franciscan Podcast. This season includes four episodes focused on creating a shared beginning. We will discuss the history and focus of the Franciscan Action Network along with discussing the four main areas of focus, which include Peacebuilding, Care for Creation, Care for the Poor and Vulnerable, and Human Dignity. 

Acting Franciscan Introduction

by OFM Postulant Jimmy Beh

Episode 1

What if I told you there was already a Franciscan nonprofit organization advocating for just public policy decisions here in the United States? Come along and learn about how the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) got started in the mid 2000s, what has guided it in its development, and hear from our current Executive Director on where FAN is today and where it is heading into the future.

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Who is the Franciscan Action Network?

by Guests: Sr. Margaret Mary Kimmins, OSF and Michele Dunne, OFS

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