Human Rights

Franciscans emphasize the dignity of the human person, especially in its social nature.

Although all creation is the “footprint of God,” the Franciscan tradition understands that human beings are also created in the very image and likeness of God. Humans represent in a special way God who is Trinity, and therefore we achieve our personal fulfillment in relationship to God and in community rather than in the isolation of individualism.

“Her life was an instruction and a lesson to others: in this book of life some learned the rule of living, in this mirror of life others learned to behold the paths of life.”

—Papal Decree of the Canonization of St. Clare
Milwaukee FJC: Jericho Walk

Milwaukee FJC: Jericho Walk

On the morning of May 2, 2024, the E. Wisconsin Franciscan Justice Circle organized a multi-generational group of 40 people to gather on the...

Take Action on Immigrant Family Unity

Take Action on Immigrant Family Unity

The principle of family unity is a cornerstone of our Franciscan faith. But millions of immigrant families are separated every day because of an...

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