Dignity and Development Project

Franciscan Common Ground is excited to share the Dignity and Development Project from the Migrant Center at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in New York City!  In collaboration with La 72 Hogar y Refugio Para Personas Migrantes, the Dignity and Development Project was founded to provide migrants and refugees, especially women, children and adolescents, … More Dignity and Development Project

The Conference

On Saturday, May 21st, approximately 60 members of the Franciscan family, including friars, sisters, and our partners in ministry, gathered at San Damiano Hall in New York City for Franciscan Common Ground, an inter-Franciscan conference on migration. Franciscan Common Ground was organized by Julian Jagudilla, OFM and the Migrant Center of the Church of St. Francis … More The Conference

U.S. Franciscans Endorse Franciscan Common Ground

As a collaboration between the different members of the Franciscan Family, Franciscan Common Ground has gathered the support of many religious communities and key partner organizations. The Provincial Ministers of the seven OFM Provinces of the United States of America have recently issued a letter of endorsement for this important and timely conference. The letter reads, … More U.S. Franciscans Endorse Franciscan Common Ground

Reflection: Walk for Peace and Justice in New York City

On the evening of Thursday, March 3, several friars, including George Camacho, OFM, Ramon Razon, OFM, Julian Jagudilla, OFM, Stephen Mimnaugh, OFM, and myself, organized a “Walk for Peace and Justice” in New York City. During this meditative, silent walk, we prayed for immigrants’ rights and an end to racism. Carrying signs that read, “Christians … More Reflection: Walk for Peace and Justice in New York City

Franciscan Common Ground

Dear Friends, Peace and all good! Migration and immigration are very controversial issues that have divided many people. These twin concerns have provoked both favorable and hostile reactions toward the immigrant population here in the United States. There are those who are calling for the expulsion of these “foreigners and strangers.” At the same time, … More Franciscan Common Ground