Photographic Essay "Stranger Fruit" by John Henry

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?

People of Faith Are Taking Action for the Environment

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.

FAN 2018 Annual Report

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.