FAN as part of a coalition of Catholic advocacy organizations helped develop this statement to Congress urging them to take steps to end political polarization.
As part of the celebration of our 10th Anniversary, the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) was inspired to host an art contest. We reached out to Franciscan High Schools and Universities to offer an opportunity for the students to learn more about Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi, to showcase their artwork, and perhaps to win a prize.
Franciscans greatly concerned over most recent roll back of clean environment regulation for coal plants.
To celebrate ten years of advocating with the Franciscan family for justice on Capitol Hill and across the country, the Franciscan Action Network staff and board gathered at St. Francis Hall in Washington, D.C. with friends and partners on Thursday November 15th for the annual FAN award benefit. Founders of FAN and original staff were in attendance as the hall filled with Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted individuals who braved wintery weather to commemorate the organization’s founding and to honor several immigration advocacy organizations.
As the funerals for those senselessly lost on Saturday take place today, FAN offers prayers and a commitment to future action
The staff of FAN joined several other Catholic organizations based in DC to develop a voter’s guide for the upcoming mid-term elections in November. We wish to stress the importance of voting, and to assist members in addressing questions based on Catholic Social Teaching to those running for public office in both parties. As Franciscans, we support a consistent life ethic which believes in the sanctity of all human life, and that the most effective way to reduce abortion is to address poverty.