The Sultan and the Saint: Peacemaking at its Best

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From the Secular Franciscan USA Ecumenical/Interfaith Network Winter Newsletter:

As an Ecumenical Interfaith Committee, we are promoting Christian unity in persons of different religious faiths. We are delegated to take action in search for mutual respect and common ground with our brothers and sisters, reaching out to build bridges of understanding and friendship that is designed to tear down the walls of isolation and fear.

When I viewed the premiere of the Docudrama “The Sultan and the Saint” in Albuquerque, I was delighted to see that the Islamic Center and Franciscan Friars, OFM, were hosting this event together. Watching the film brought clarity and understanding of what peacemaking is all about on a realistic down-to-earth level…

To continue reading this article, click HERE and scroll to it in the Newsletter.

To see more from the Secular Franciscan USA Ecumenical/Interfaith Network, visit their website HERE.

2018 Annual Report Form

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Click HERE to open the 2017 Annual Report form in PDF format. It can be saved to your computer and printed out for your use. You will also find a copy in your email.

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Letter from the OFM Provincial Ministers of the US

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We have been asked by Fr. Ed McKenzie OFM to distribute a letter to our fraternities. It’s been sent out to fraternity ministers in an email. If you need an extra copy, it can also be found online and downloaded at the website of the OFM Friars in the USA. The direct link to the letter is HERE.

“Who Am I — A Franciscan Heart”

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Click HERE to see a presentation by David Seitz OFS, our Regional Minister, entitled “Who Am I — A Franciscan Heart.” It has been converted into PDF so it should open on any computer platform.

CIOFS: Pentecost Message

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Click HERE to read the Pentecost Message from Tibor Kauser OFS, Our General Minister.

Nominations for the NAFRA JPIC Award

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Do you know someone who you’d like to nominate for the NAFRA JPIC Award?  You can use the nomination form HERE, or send an email with the requested information to Carolyn Townes, National JPIC Coordinator, using the email address on the nomination form.

Updated Tax, Banking and Audit Information

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Updated tax, banking and audit information is now available for your fraternity. It can be downloaded HERE. A copy will also be stored on the Forms and Records page, which you can find under Resources, using the Menu Bar above.