Overview

Franciscans Network, a non-profit organization founded in October 1989, provides opportunities for the Franciscan family to collaborate on projects of common interests.

Since its inception Franciscans Network has evolved to fit the needs of a changing world. Originally the organization supported Mustard Seed, a newsletter to inform and connect Franciscans. In 1998, the organization began to fund various Franciscans in their work to promote and protect human rights.

Franciscans Network provided much needed support to Franciscan grassroots efforts at the United Nations; it organized educational pilgrimages to Rome/Assisi/Geneva and to Northern Ireland; and has initiated an annual award to persons who have contributed significantly in Church and social justice matters.

Today, Franciscans Network focuses its efforts on three particular areas: programs to educate young lawyers in Brazil; continued support for Muslim-Christian dialogue; and funding for a school program of young children in a Franciscan parish in rural Pakistan.

In 2013 we hope to begin an on-line video service, the Franciscan Wisdom Bank, to feature Franciscan scholars and teachers speaking on topics relevant to our Franciscan heritage.  Stay tuned!

Thank you for your continued support of Franciscans Network!

This Web site will be a major means of communication and publicity from Franciscans Network. By visiting this site, you can read articles that will introduce you to Franciscans and others on the front lines of the battle for human rights. You’ll meet people whose human rights your support helps to secure. And, you’ll discover ways you can learn, experience, and participate more directly in the work of human rights.