Inspired by Pope Francis' encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si', this contemporary version of the Beatitudes is offered as a prayer for global action on the current climate crisis. A collaboration of the Franciscan Action Network and the Global Catholic Climate Movement.
After administration's announcement to pull the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, FAN recommits to working for climate justice.
FAN issued the following statement to show our support of the UN's efforts to negotiate worldwide nuclear disarmament.
Our Planning was Fruitful. Here is a final wrap of the People's Climate Movement rally and march in D.C. Now our work continues.
A National Campaign to Amplify Active Nonviolence in the U.S. Catholic Church
Blessed Paul VI, in the first World Day of Peace Message, boldly declared “Peace is the only true direction of human progress.”
Fifty years later, Pope Francis claimed, “Whoever accepts the Good News of Jesus is able to acknowledge the violence within and be healed by God’s mercy, becoming in turn an instrument of reconciliation.” (50th World Day of Peace, para. 3).
FAN is proud to count ourselves among the interfaith organizations involved in the filing of two amicus briefs last week that oppose the "travel ban" executive orders.
The Fourth Circuit brief addressing the “six country ban” and its impact on refugees was filed Wednesday, April 19th, and the Ninth Circuit brief addressing both the six-country ban and the refugee provisions was filed Thursday, April 20th.
FAN is proud to be one of many faith-based organizations to sign-on a letter urging Congress to oppose the ‘border wall’ and other forms of border militarization and any efforts to fund such proposals. The letter highlights the many negative and intersectional impacts of the proposed ‘wall’ and increased border militarization along the U.S./Mexico border. The impacts included in the letter, for example migration, the environment, border communities, indigenous communities, and financial cost, are deeply harmful and far-reaching.
As we urge our members and friends to join us on April 29th to march for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, FAN wants to ensure that all those interested, curious, or ready to take action are familiar with the narrative behind why we are marching globally, nationally, and as people of faith.