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Instruments of Reconciliation

A National Campaign to Amplify Active Nonviolence in the U.S. Catholic Church

Blessed Paul VI, in the first World Day of Peace Message, boldly declared “Peace is the only true direction of human progress.”

Fifty years later, Pope Francis claimed, “Whoever accepts the Good News of Jesus is able to acknowledge the violence within and be healed by God’s mercy, becoming in turn an instrument of reconciliation.” (50th World Day of Peace, para. 3).

Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Immigrants and Refugees

FAN is proud to count ourselves among the interfaith organizations involved in the filing of two amicus briefs last week that oppose the "travel ban" executive orders.

The Fourth Circuit brief addressing the “six country ban” and its impact on refugees was filed Wednesday, April 19th, and the Ninth Circuit brief addressing both the six-country ban and the refugee provisions was filed Thursday, April 20th.

FAN Signs Letter Urging Opposition to Border Militarization

FAN is proud to be one of many faith-based organizations to sign-on a letter urging Congress to oppose the ‘border wall’ and other forms of border militarization and any efforts to fund such proposals. The letter highlights the many negative and intersectional impacts of the proposed ‘wall’ and increased border militarization along the U.S./Mexico border. The impacts included in the letter, for example migration, the environment, border communities, indigenous communities, and financial cost, are deeply harmful and far-reaching.

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