Join Us As We Celebrate 10 Years of the Franciscan Action Network

Saint Francis is attributed with saying, “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

How time flies! Ten years ago about 150 Franciscans and Franciscan hearted people gathered in Baltimore for a meeting which resulted in the creation of the Franciscan Action Network (FAN). FAN was commissioned to present a unified Franciscan voice for  peace and justice in Washington, D.C. Since the early days, FAN has grown into a well-respected organization. Watch & share this video of some of our accomplishments.

We’ve collaborated with both faith based and secular partners and have been lead organizers for a variety of campaigns including Fast 4 Families where we advocated for immigration reform, the People's Climate Marches in both NYC and DC, Pope Francis' Visit to the U.S. and screenings of the Sultan and the Saint docudrama. FAN has become known throughout Washington, D.C. and beyond as being rooted in Gospel values and the rich tradition of peacemaking, concern for human dignity and care for creation handed down to us through the examples of Saint Francis and Saint Clare.

It is through the support and prayers of our Franciscan family that we have been able to grow this far. We are striving to do with your help and the help of God and Saint Francis and Saint Clare. Please consider investing in the future of FAN with a monthly gift of $10. Your support will enable us to continue bringing the Franciscan voice to Washington, D.C. and across the country.

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