David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap. PhD, DMin., is the research analyst on economic issues for the Franciscan Action Network in Washington, DC. He is the outgoing director of the Office for Pastoral Planning for the Archdiocese of Boston and the director of Catholic Consultations International, a ministry that provides organizational development and mediation services to Catholic and not for profit institutions. He provides a look at consumerism with a focus on the issue of human trafficking.
On October 3rd, join in our monthly webinar featuring grassroots organizing and strategy for how people of faith can make an impact on our climate crisis.
FAN is thankful to the quartet of Republican leaders who wrote in to the New York Times Op-Ed page this week, all of whom are former administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency. The article talks frankly about the need for action to tackle the major environmental challenges we face as a planet.
Following the U.S. Senate vote today to confirm B. Todd Jones as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the co-chairs of Mayors Against Illegal Guns issued this statement.
FAN works closely with the USCCB's Justice for Immigrants campaign (JFI) to promote comprehensive legislation on immigration reform which includes an earned, accessible path to citizenship, family unity, and protection of workers, refugees and asylum seekers...
Listed here are some of the best resources that the FAN research team has found on climate change and faith.
Just last week, the Senate passed immigration reform with a robustly bipartisan 68-32 vote, and now the big question is what the House will do.
FAN supports passage of the bipartisan Senate immigration bill S744 to repair our country's broken immigration system.
Many members of Franciscan Action Network, especially women religious, place a high priority on work to stop human trafficking. During the past decade, greater attention has been paid to this contemporary form of human slavery which is a global, national and local evil.