FRANCISCAN ACTION NETWORK

Washington, DC   |  http://www.franciscanaction.org

Mission

Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus, and the example of Saints Francis and Clare, the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) is a collective Franciscan voice seeking to transform United States public policy related to peace making, care for creation, poverty, and human rights.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Mrs. Michele Dunne

Main address

PO Box 29106

Washington, DC 20017 USA

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EIN

26-2015539

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (X01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus, and the example of Saints Francis and Clare, the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) is a collective Franciscan voice seeking to transform United States public policy related to peace making, care for creation, poverty, and human rights. These pillar issues drive our work for immigration policy justice, environmental justice, and many other social justice initiatives

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Franciscan Justice Circles

The Franciscan Justice Circles are local grassroots communities, inspired by the Franciscan charism, that unite to advocate for social and environmental justice. They are independent, ongoing, volunteer-led groups empowered to engage the issues in their communities that are important to them through advocacy and action. Supported by the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) and the national network of Franciscan Justice Circles, these groups explore more deeply the social justice path of the Two Feet of Love in Action, and engage important local issues, challenging policies that perpetuate injustice and advancing policies of peace, justice, and care for creation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Franciscan Action Network sees the interconnectedness of all creation and the common origin of humanity as rooted in God’s loving design for the earth and all people. Recognizing this fundamental goodness of God through the act of creation, FAN counters the social sinfulness that persistently compromises God’s hopes, through a clarion call to conversion. It is through continual conversion that the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor can be heard in their authenticity and understood in a way that leads us to re-discover our original goodness, both personally and collectively. Through this process of continual conversion we discover ourselves as co-creators, with God and others, thereby realizing a world where people and plant cherish a common inherent dignity, encourage social goodness, and live in just prosperity.

Through advocacy and education, we aim to continually motivate grassroots organizers to work towards justice in a consistent ethic of life from birth through natural death, sustaining human dignity throughout.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FRANCISCAN ACTION NETWORK

Board of directors
as of 10/18/2021
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Board co-chair

Friar Michael Lasky

OFM Conventual

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

Br. Paul Crawford

OFM Capuchin

Term: 2019 -

Marge Wissman

Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg

Mark Reamer, OFM

Holy Name Province

Alisa O'Brien

Margaret Magee, OSF

Franciscan Sisters of Allegany

Derek Nolan

Merrill Lynch

Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE

Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist

Rod Colburn

Goldman Sachs

Amb. Kenneth Hackett

Fr. James Gannon, OFM

OFM

Deborah Coakley

Trinity Health

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No