FAN Board President, Sr. Margaret Magee signed a letter coordinated by Catholic World Services to be delivered Monday, Oct. 21 asking President Obama to strengthen relations with Cuba in the next year. Click here to read the letter.
Click here for the presentation given by David Couturier, OFM Cap. at an October 12 program, “Use Your Buying Power to Stop Human Trafficking,” sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.
The government may be shut down, but we are not giving up on immigration reform. Come to the Table—Join us as we break our fast and recommit ourselves to action for comprehensive immigration reform.
The Franciscan Action Network (FAN), an organization of Franciscan sisters, friars, lay Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted people across the United States, is calling on Congress to immediately end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. The federal government has now been partially shut down for more than a week. The issues around the shutdown run deeper than politics. It is not partisan. The shutdown has little to do with the Affordable Health Care Act or deficit spending. The real question is; are we truly a moral nation?
The Franciscan Earth Corps is growing in Connecticut. Click to get information on an event in Hartford Oct. 26th.
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.