The Interfaith Immigration Coalition, of which FAN is a part, agreed to a letter-writing campaign during the month of October to oppose the SAFE act, which is currently being considered in Congress. Following is FAN's contribution.
Franciscan Earth Corps, along with the Partnership for a Healthier New York City, and Franciscans Deliver is sponsoring a screening of “A Place at the Table,” a documentary about food inequality in the U.S., in New York City.
A recent article in the Daily Orange, the Independent student newspaper of Syracuse University, mentioned the rebirth of a Franciscan Earth Corps chapter on campus.
A government shutdown puts many vital government services at risk, especially programs that help the least of our brothers and sisters.
FAN representatives met last week with the people from Heeding God's Call. This organization is a faith-based movement to prevent gun violence, seeking to unite people of faith in the sacred responsibility to protect our brothers and sisters and our children.
As the House continues to stall progress toward immigration reform, one bill that has passed the House Judiciary Committee is getting more attention – the Strengthen And Fortify Enforcement Act “SAFE Act” (H.R. 2278). This very dangerous bill would encourage racial profiling, eliminate the Administration’s protection of DREAMers, expand immigration detention, criminalize overstaying a visa, and harm both community safety and vulnerable populations.
In our continuing work on the social injustice of human trafficking, Executive Director, Patrick Carolan represented FAN at a meeting at the USCCB with representatives from ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) last month. This meeting lead to great networking of ideas for ways to raise general awareness and advocate for victims.
Out of the Birdbath, into the World.
Responding to eco-crisis in the Spirit of St. Francis
All are welcome for this morning presentation by our coalition of local, ecologically minded young adult Catholics and Franciscans who are organizing for environmental justice. Participate in dynamic dialogue about the intersection of faith, science, and hope for justice. Come early for a modest breakfast of local foods and Fair Trade© coffee. Discuss global transformation over a garden lunch.
This statement was submitted by FAN to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing upcoming regarding "Stand Your Ground" rights. It calls for reconsideration of these laws and resistance to efforts to promote them.