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.
Franciscan Earth Corps' Rhett Engelking was recently in New York City to spread the gospel of sustainability. Here's his report from the field.
FAN Executive Director Patrick Carolan was quoted in a recent US Catholic article about President Obama's plan to address climate change. Catholics working for environmental justice welcomed it, saying it is an ambitious proposal that deserves watching to ensure that it is carried out. Patrick called for leadership on the issue, saying:
Patrick Carolan, executive director of the Franciscan Action Network, recently released this statement on President Obama's climate change initiative...
On Monday June 17th, Franciscan Action Network Executive Director Patrick Carolan spoke at the United Nations about the importance of sustainable development and environmental protection. He touched on the idea that jobs and economic growth should not hinder the ability to cut carbon emissions.
On Thursday, June 13th, FAN staff attended the press conference which kicks off the Mayor's Against Illegal Guns Bus Tour