To celebrate ten years of advocating with the Franciscan family for justice on Capitol Hill and across the country, the Franciscan Action Network staff and board gathered at St. Francis Hall in Washington, D.C. with friends and partners on Thursday November 15th for the annual FAN award benefit. Founders of FAN and original staff were in attendance as the hall filled with Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted individuals who braved wintery weather to commemorate the organization’s founding and to honor several immigration advocacy organizations.
Refugee Resettlement by the Numbers:
FY17 vs. FY18 Arrivals Comparison
We saw much activity about the issue of immigration between June 18-22. We prayed, rallied, and advocated on Capitol Hill for our migrant sisters and brothers.
Last week, as the arbitrary March 5th deadline imposed on Congress by the President to pass legislation for DACA recipients passed, hundreds rallied at the Capitol.
FAN Associate Director, Sr. Marie Lucey, has a nephew who is very involved in a school project in Nicaragua, Neighbors to Nicaragua, which is featured in this article from the Wilmington, DE News Journal.
In our ongoing efforts to support and advocate for immigrants and refugees, we offer this information on Pope Francis' Share the Journey Campaign
The Interfatih Immigration Coalition (IIC) has developed this Epiphany Season devotional. The resource focuses on stories and themes related to Salvadoran, Honduran, and Haitian TPS recipients. We invite you to print and share as needed.
David Couturier, OFM Cap. offered a presentation recently titled, "DACA and the Deportation of DREAMers: A Franciscan Ethical Perspective" which we offer for download here.