After the announcement by the administration to pull the United States from Paris Agreement, the staff and board of FAN got together and resolved to recommit ourselves. We join with the majority of American individuals and institutions, including thousands of houses of worship and people of faith, in pledging to maintain the commitments of the Paris agreement regardless of the recent decision. Using our faith to lead us, we will move forward in our conviction to care for the planet and its inhabitants, and we are heartened to see so many others doing the same. Our conviction has only grown stronger, as we witness the uprising of communities who are stepping up to protect our earth. We can’t do it without you.
The Franciscan Action Network (FAN) has established itself as a powerful faith voice within our national and Washington D.C. communities. Our staff works tirelessly on critical social justice issues such as immigration rights and racial inequity, elevating our voice to support our brothers and sisters even when it is unpopular to do so.
We are committed to issues of climate change and eco-justice, as we recognize the human impact that environmental crises can and do have on the most vulnerable communities. Within the past several months, we have held environmental justice trainings in New York City, Washington, D.C, and Indianapolis as well as a number of others planned across the United States for the duration of 2017. We took the lead in organizing Catholic turn out for the People’s Climate Movement rally and march onApril 29th in Washington, D.C. as an active member of the People’s Climate Movement Steering Committee. This is the second time we have organized in this capacity, as we were also involved in the planning for the New York march in 2014.
Peace and All Good,