2015 was a big year for all of us at the Franciscan Action Network. Here are some highlights of our accomplishments:
FAN staff member, Jason Miller, as part of a delegation of representatives of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) delivered to the White House over 20,000 petition signatures from Catholics all over the country asking world leaders at the Paris Climate Summit (COP21) to take bold action on climate change.
FAN Statement to the House Judiciary Committee for its November 19, 2015 Hearing: The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Its Impact
Pope states that "We Are Not God" and that the earth's temperature is rising mostly due to human activity
FAN along with the Global Catholic Climate Movement hosted a webinar for spokespeople interested in learning how to best communicate the message of the Pope's encyclical to the Media.
The late Sr. Thea Bowman, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration from Canton, Miss., was nationally known for her work to advance the life of her fellow black Catholics in the church. She was 52 when she died of bone cancer on March 30, 1990, but her legacy as an educator, evangelist and gospel singer lives on.
FAN invites you to read about Sr. Thea in this article written by Tom Roberts for the Global Sisters Report, a Project of the National Catholic Reporter.