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...
Listed here are some of the best resources that the FAN research team has found on climate change and faith.
Some of us see the impacts of sequestration right in front of us; some of us read or listen to media stories. The Coalition on Human Needs has been covering the effects since the sequester took effect in March.
Just last week, the Senate passed immigration reform with a robustly bipartisan 68-32 vote, and now the big question is what the House will do.
Franciscan Action Network and Franciscan Earth Corps is pleased to be hosting environmental scientist and author Br. Keith Warner OFM as he discusses Franciscan Ecology as Love in Action...
On June 26, FAN staff members Sister Marie Lucey and Minette Achankeng attended an interfaith rally in our nation's capitol to pray for immigration reform. Among the crowd of immigrants and supporters was Network's Sr. Simone Campbell, fresh off the "Nuns on the Bus" tour held to raise awareness about our nation's broken immigration laws. Sr. Marie is pictured at right as she reads the following prayer she contributed during the rally.