Fr. Jacek Orzechowski of St. Camillus parish in Maryland offers a sample letter to the editor suitable for copying to send to local news outlets on the feast of St. Francis.
For people of faith, advocacy is grounded in prayer, and when a situation is urgent, fasting is also needed. FAN invites people of faith to 40 days of prayer, fasting and advocacy for Immigration Reform.
Canticle Campus is a joint effort within the Franciscan family, both Catholic and Protestant, to establish a central location of education and dialog. Our goal is to establish an online college where knowledge, understanding, and dialog in civility, tolerance and religious freedom (in the spirit of Francis and Clare of Assisi) are primary. Starting this fall are two classes being offered.
On October 3rd, join in our monthly webinar featuring grassroots organizing and strategy for how people of faith can make an impact on our climate crisis.
Franciscan Action Network is very blessed to work each year with at least one person in our offices in the form of Internships. These bright young people help us to accomplish many tasks while gaining valuable experience in the Grassroots Organizing and non-profit fields. Our most recent intern, Sophie Meacham shared a reflection about spending her summer with us.
Read about Sophie's experience on our blog, Being Franciscan.
All of us at FAN want to put together reflections of events and communities that are doing things "the Franciscan Way" in order to help better reflect what it is we all try to do in this calling.
The Franciscan Action Network organized a successful fundraiser for the Franciscan Earth Corps in New York City on July 30th. The event was held at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and was attended by over 40 people, including those from environmental, food justice, and faith-based groups in NYC, people affiliated with Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries in Garrison, New York, and even from ministry groups in Connecticut.
FAN is thankful to the quartet of Republican leaders who wrote in to the New York Times Op-Ed page this week, all of whom are former administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency. The article talks frankly about the need for action to tackle the major environmental challenges we face as a planet.
The Hilton Prize - the world's largest humanitarian prize - awarded to ECPAT, the global NGO leading the fight to stop commercial sexual exploitation of children. The prize spotlights the atrocities of the child sex exploitation industry around the globe.
FAN works closely with the USCCB's Justice for Immigrants campaign (JFI) to promote comprehensive legislation on immigration reform which includes an earned, accessible path to citizenship, family unity, and protection of workers, refugees and asylum seekers...