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
A Migrants Novena

A Migrants Novena

FAN Member Carolyn D. Townes, OFS is the National Animator of Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation for the U.S. Secular Franciscan Order and has...

Help Us Promote Compassion at the Border

Help Us Promote Compassion at the Border

In the wake of a positive decision from the Supreme Court to save the DACA program for Dreamers, Franciscan Action Network (FAN) has stepped up its...

Join the DACA Bells for Justice Campaign

Join the DACA Bells for Justice Campaign

Updated, June 18, 2020 The Supreme Court today made their decision to uphold the program that protects immigrants who were brought to the country as...

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