Calling all Franciscans: Join Us for a Worldwide Fast

Calling all Franciscans!

Franciscan Action Network and Franciscans International are calling all Franciscans around the world to action. Join with us in solidarity to Fast 4 Families. On November 12, faith, immigrant rights and labor leaders announced the launch of “Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship,” taking place on the National Mall, steps away from the Capitol. Participants have been fasting every day and night, abstaining from all food—except water—to move the hearts and compassion of members of Congress to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

There has been a Franciscan in the tent since the beginning.

Now, we urge you to join with us in solidarity, from your home to pray and fast with us. You can use the prayer attached here and watch the videos coming from the tent. Post them to your Facebook page with a status "Hi, join me and Franciscan Action Network for a day of #Fast4Families through Dec. 12th to support comprehensive immigration reform." Read the letter (attached below) that FAN sent to Speaker of the House, John Boehner.

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