The staff of FAN joined several other Catholic organizations based in DC to develop a voter’s guide for the upcoming mid-term elections in November. We wish to stress the importance of voting, and to assist members in addressing questions based on Catholic Social Teaching to those running for public office in both parties. As Franciscans, we support a consistent life ethic which believes in the sanctity of all human life, and that the most effective way to reduce abortion is to address poverty.
Consistent Ethic of Life
In January of this year, FAN's Director of Advocacy, Sr. Maria Orlandini was part of a delegation to Honduras, heading down to show support for the Honduran people in their struggles with their government. We invite you to read Sr. Maria's blog post about her trip.
In the book of James, chapter 2, verse 17, we are told, "faith ... if it does not have works, is dead." As people of faith, we believe one of these works of our faith is participation in civil disobedience. If you are discerning some type of nonviolent civil disobedience, we offer the following resource to help guide you.
Each human trafficking story is unique, but one commoon thread they share is the presence of a vulnerability which is exploited. Click here for some resources compiled by U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking.
We believe the federal budget is not just an economic document; it is also a statement on the moral compass of our nation. As such, it should reflect our highest calling to take care of the most vulnerable and support a just, equitable society.
As the Letnen season begins, we are proud to offer several resources developed and shared by FAN friends and partners.
Click here for a toolkit that offers basic background information and links to faith resources from various offices working to eradicate human trafficking.
Our partnership with Franciscans International gives FAN unique opportunities to bring to our members a host of different resources. We are proud to offer this critical tool for the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.