Care for creation

FAN Introduces a New Campaign to "green" Faith Communities and Dioceses

The Franciscan Action Network (FAN) holds at its core a deep care for creation which stems from our patron, St. Francis of Assisi. FAN sees the interconnectedness of all creation and the common origin of humanity as rooted in God’s loving design for the earth and all people.  We believe in the power of building relationships among diverse people while connecting and sharing knowledge of best-practices.

FAN Builds Coalition working on Just Transition

In the nationwide migration to clean and renewable energy, there is great need to implement a just transition that attends to the social dimensions of economic change and to learn from our collective experience when designing policies around best practices. Just Transition forms a major part of the urgent need to transition away from fossil-fuels without leaving behind the poorest and most vulnerable communities.

Article in the Cord: Green New Deal: A Franciscan Perspective

FAN's executive director, Patrick Carolan and former president, Sr. Margaret Magee, OSF recently co-authored the lead article in this quarter's publication of Franciscan Connections: The Cord titled, Green New Deal: A Franciscan Perspective. The article gives a basic understanding of the high points of the Green New Deal while offering reasoning behind why it is a very Franciscan piece of legislation.

People of Faith Are Taking Action for the Environment

Maryland Catholics Advocate in Annapolis

On Feb. 18th, in Annapolis, Maryland, Catholics from 19 parishes gathered (pictured, top) to march to the State House where they advocated with elected officials in support of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act. Former FAN board member, Fr. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM and FAN intern and Holy Name Province postulant, Michael Specht were a part of the gathering.

They Took the Plunge!

They did it! The FAN team of Patrick Carolan and Patrilie Hernandez took the plunge and raised over $5,000 for the Franciscan Action Network and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

Thank you for your support and prayers--we couldn't have done it without you!

If you needed to see proof of the plunge before donating, here it is! Donations are still being accepted. Click here to donate: