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 …

Seasonal Reflection: Human Trafficking Awareness

Jeanne Michaud Features

Following this year’s Super Bowl game, the leader of the Women’s Rights Team within the Social Justice Ministry at St. Mary’s Parish in Pompton Lakes, N.J., — close to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, where the game was played — has written on a subject that she believes needs ongoing attention: the elimination of human trafficking, which increases around major …

HNP Ministries Tackle Super Bowl Activities

Maria Hayes In the Headlines

HNP ministries fared better than the Denver Broncos, when this year’s Super Bowl brought thousands of sports fans to the New Jersey-New York metropolitan area and parishes located nearby. The event created ample opportunity for communities to bond as well as for groups to bring important issues to the public’s attention. Human Trafficking Awareness At St. Mary’s Parish, Pompton Lakes, …