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.
In a statement released this morning, Franciscan Action Network calls for an increased and unwavering commitment to a non-violent, humanitarian, and diplomatic response to the crisis in Syria and urge refrain from military intervention.
This short video made by university students in Syracuse gives the viewer a synopsis of the Franciscan Earth Corps and it's goals.
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.