The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, members of the Franciscan Action Network, have compiled this list of online resources for use during the Season of Creation month.
We invite you to download and read this essay on Civility in Discourse, by Br. Albert Merz, OFM. Then, sign up and commit to the FRANCIS Pledge below, using the letters in the name of our patron Saint Francis
I commit to:
Faciliate a forum for difficult discourse and acknowledge that all dialogue can lead to new insight and mutual understanding.
The Order of Friars Minor have developed a resource booklet for use as a study guide along side "Laudato Si."
FAN is proud to have two Franciscan members in the task force who helped develop this educational toolkit on Human Trafficking in Wisconsin. Some components are adaptable to other state's statistics.
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.