No Muslim Ban Ever Week of Action Toolkit

Posted on 21. Jan, 2018 by .


unnamed-3From Franciscan Action Network –

On January 27, 2017 the Trump Administration released Executive Orders banning individuals from seven (then six) Muslim-majority countries and all refugees from entering the country. Now, a year later, we’re in a critical moment. After the courts repeatedly blocked various versions of these bans, parts of both the most recent Muslim ban and refugee ban are being implemented. We must keep up the public pressure and media coverage to stop the Muslim and refugee bans now.

Many advocacy organizations are building a list of creative activities and important public witness events for a week of action from January 27 – February 3, 2018. There is already an action being planned in front of the White House in Washington DC. We urge all FAN members to use this toolkit to find an idea and some resources for taking action. One example we offer is to click on the postcard image here to download and print a supply to distribute. Have folks in your community or parish sign them and send them to their members of Congress.

Put your event on the map and find an event near you here

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Opportunities to End Human Trafficking: Toolkit

Posted on 15. Jan, 2018 by .

January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by presidential proclamation. February 8th, the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, has been selected by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking.

The Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops’  Migration and Refugee Services’ Anti-Trafficking Programs and Initiatives has developed a toolkit which can be used throughout the month and in conjunction with the celebration of the feast of St. Bakhita. The kit contains background information, talking points, sample letters to the editor, social media text and graphics, prayer resources, and ideas for community engagement.

Click here to access this helpful resource to combat human trafficking.

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Advent 2017 Reflection

Posted on 11. Dec, 2017 by .


Reflections on Human Rights and Women
Franciscans International’s Advent 2017 Reflection focuses on the four women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. These four women will serve as an inspiration to identify and reflect on contemporary human rights issues that disproportionately affect women today.
La Reflexión de Adviento 2017 de Franciscans International se centra en las cuatro mujeres mencionadas en la genealogía de Jesús en el Evangelio de Mateo. Estas cuatro mujeres servirán de inspiración para identificar y reflexionar sobre temas contemporáneos de derechos humanos que afectan de modo desproporcionado a las mujeres hoy.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Resource Page

Posted on 03. Dec, 2017 by .

Each year on December 12th, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Below are some resources and information on this important day.

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Advent Reflection

Posted on 27. Nov, 2017 by .


Join us this Advent season for prayerful reflection and hopeful anticipation. Each week we will share with you a special Advent reflection for the following Sunday that will be available online, on social media, and can be downloaded for your continued use.

This week, Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, CMN’s Managing Director, invites us to reflect on the gift of waiting and how being alert can help us discover parts of our world contrary to God’s vision.

Click here to download the reflection for the first week of Advent.

To download the complete set of Advent 2017 Reflections, click here.    

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