March 29, 2016
Dear Senator McConnell and Senator Grassley,
The faith based organizations listed below call on the senate to do your job as mandated by the Constitution, and move quickly to conduct hearings and consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland.
FAN was part of a coalition of national Catholic organizations that put together this Voters Guide to the 2016 Elections.
FAN offers two resources on Refugee Resettlement; one a helpful toolkit to understand the process and one a guide to host a Refugee Welcome Dinner in your community.
FAN received a personal account of the last moments of the Sisters of Charity who were recently murdered in the convent and nursing home in Aden, Yemen. The Superior of the group, Sr. Sally, who managed to escape, wrote the very touching and heart-rending story, attached below. This horrific attack was specifically targeted at the Sisters because of their Christianity, it states. We invite you to read it and join Pope Francis in continuing to pray for these Sisters who continue to face such terrible threats because of their faith.
Franciscan Earth Corps will be inviting young adults from the Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for an alternative Spring Break experience exploring the of Food Justice, Faith and Climate Change.
Here are the latest updates FAN has been working on within our Faithful Democracy Money in Politics Campaign. This Spring, two events will help to propel our efforts forward.
On February 26th, 2016, Fr. Sean McDonagh began a two week East Coast tour presenting his reflections of Laudato Si'. His presentation and more information on the event are listed here.