On September 23rd, the Franciscan Action Network would like to invite anyone interested to join an Interfaith Prayer Vigil near the National Mall at John Marshall Place Park.
Lifestyle change and spiritual conversion are necessary in addition to structural reforms for the Climate Crisis to be averted. Click here to read about and sign up for our 10-day #Fast for the Climate.
The Franciscan Action Network signed on to a letter composed by members of the Washington Interfaith Staff Committee (WISC) thanking Pope Francis for his "clarity of vision" in the encyclical, "Laudato Si." The letter describes the WISC communities efforts to educate and advocate for those marginalized by our society, how we collaborate with each other in the daily meetings with U.S. Policy makers and how we work together on strategies common to all our organizations.
The letter ends with a warm welcome as we anticipate the Holy Father's visit in September.
Perhaps no individual figure has commanded such admiration in recent times like Pope Francis. He has challenged everyone, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, to respond to a call to action in direct service to others. FAN is excited to welcome him to the United States in September and we hope you are too.
FAN's peace making campaign continues with endorsements of two letters opposing anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim proposals.
The staff of FAN is happy to report the success of our Second Annual Cardinal McCarrick Award event November 5th.
St. Francis Hall was twinkling with lights and there was great conversation all around the room from participants who were eager to support and uplift Rev. Fletcher Harper for all the great work he has done. FAN looks forward to a continued long relationship with Rev. Harper and his organizations, GreenFaith and OurVoices.
In the Philippines, Catholics are following the Pope's call to action and collecting signatures for the Global Catholic Climate Movement petition.
The US government is about to handover a beautiful stretch of national forest held sacred by the local Apache tribe -- to a giant foreign mining company.