Franciscans Join Thousands in People’s Climate March

Jocelyn Thomas In the Headlines

NEW YORK — Just two weeks before the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of the environment, thousands from across the United States assembled in Midtown Manhattan for the People’s Climate March to show their concern for the planet. The Franciscan call to care for creation was heard Sunday amid many passionate voices at the event, what some are calling …

Franciscan Action Network Urges Participation in People’s Climate March

Wendy Healy Franciscan World

WASHINGTON — The Franciscan Action Network is supporting one of its key initiatives, climate change advocacy, by taking a leadership role in the People’s Climate March scheduled in New York City on Sept. 21. FAN leaders are mobilizing with other faith groups to plan and coordinate ideas for next month’s event, according to its July 28 e-letter. Between 250,000 and …

Franciscan Action Network Advocates for Environment, Immigration

HNP Communications Franciscan World

WASHINGTON — The Franciscan Action Network continues to raise awareness for its key causes — immigration reform, climate change, and human trafficking — and will offer a webinar on climate change tomorrow from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern time. FAN’s executive director Patrick Carolan is joining Franciscans International U.N. Advocacy Officer Amanda Lyons in presenting a long-term strategy to prepare …

No to Globalization of Indifference, Yes to Globalization of Solidarity

Fran Eskin-Royer Around the Province

Indiscriminate mining, with its detrimental impact on both the environment and local peoples, is an emerging JPIC priority among the entire Franciscan family. Extractive mining companies are entering many areas throughout the world with the promise of prosperity for the indigenous people. Instead, the people remain impoverished, with some communities experiencing an increase in strife and violence between those who …

Franciscans International Marks 25 Years as NGO

Maria Hayes In the Headlines

GENEVA — Franciscans International is marking the 25th anniversary of the organization’s official accreditation as a non-governmental organization with the United Nations and resurrecting its newsletter, Franciscan Voice. “Twenty-five years on, we are proud to uphold the vision of FI’s founders and continue breaking new ground in international advocacy,” said Br. Markus Heinze, OFM, director, in the January 2014 issue of Franciscan …

Franciscan Action Network Marches for Life

HNP Communications Franciscan World

WASHINGTON — Winter weather challenges have not slowed the efforts of the Franciscan Action Network in fighting for social justice causes. Just two weeks ago, FAN staff members and friends braved the cold on Jan. 22 to participate in the annual March for Life on the National Mall. The FAN group met up with representatives of Pax Christi and other organizations …