Family detention is the systematic incarceration of asylum-seeking mothers and children, mostly from Central America. Currently there are three detention facilities in the country, located in Berks County, PA; Karnes City and Dilley, TX.
By now, everyone has heard of the split decision from the Supreme Court on the President's executive actions regarding DACA and DAPA. FAN issued this statement after the decision came down. Many people and advocates are wondering, "Now what do we do?"
As followers of Jesus Christ and St. Francis and St. Clare, we know that violence is never the answer.
We are horrified by the shooting of five police officers in Dallas, and the fact that someone took advantage of a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest to cause chaos and violence.
We are horrified by the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police in Baton Rouge, LA and just outside St. Paul Minnesota.
A recent study compared CNN air time dedicated to fossil fuel advertising versus news coverage on climate. The results are telling.
Franciscans Join Faith Leaders in Calling for Action on Gun Violence
FAN Joins Rally and Sign on Letter Urging House of Representatives to Act
July 6, 2016
FAN, as part of the Washington Interreligious Staff Community (WISC) has developed a toolkit for use by congregations, communities and faith groups to show their support for gun violence prevention legislation.
Nearly 300 Third Order Regular (TOR) Franciscans gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 17-20 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Federation at its annual conference, titled “God’s Love & Mercy.”
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Franciscans Heartbroken over Today's Supreme Court Decision in U.S. vs. Texas
With Father's Day coming this weekend, here are some resources for use to educate and advocate for immigrant fathers immorally detained or deported.