We hope you will save the date for our annual award celebration, where we will continue to celebrate our 10th Anniversary, while honoring three immigration advocacy partners.
Here, enjoy a brief biography of St. Francis of Assisi and how he came to lead a band of brothers that has expanded today worldwide.
Photographer John Henry reimagines the Pietà in moving photographs of black mothers and sons in his photo essay, "Stranger Fruit."
From his website:
Stranger Fruit was created in response to the senseless murders of black men across the nation by police violence. Even with smart phones and dash cams recording the actions, more lives get cut short due to unnecessary and excessive violence.
Who is next? Me? My brother? My friends? How do we protect these men?
Maryland Catholics Advocate in Annapolis
On Feb. 18th, in Annapolis, Maryland, Catholics from 19 parishes gathered (pictured, top) to march to the State House where they advocated with elected officials in support of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act. Former FAN board member, Fr. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM and FAN intern and Holy Name Province postulant, Michael Specht were a part of the gathering.
February 20, 2019
This President's Day, a broad coalition coordinated rallies and events all over the country in protest of the declaration of a national emergency at the U.S. southern border.
The Franciscan Action Network (FAN) is proud to share news of the past year's successes in our 2018 Annual Report. We encourage all of our Institutional and individual members and other members of the Franciscan family to take a moment to read through it as it shares information about the important work that our staff and Board do to foster future success.