Capacity crowds in both Renton and Spokane created a hope-filled and successful FAN Annual dinner. See more photos on our Facebook page! Thank You for making our Annual Dinner Celebrations a Success! We approach this time of Thanksgiving with deep gratitude for our incredible statewide network! Nearly 450 friends of FAN showed up last Sunday in Renton, Spokane, and online, to celebrate our Annual Dinner #FANunitedinhope! Guests prayed, sang, ate delicious food, heard inspiring speakers, wrote notes of support for others, and raised money to keep FAN strong in the days ahead! We are happy to announce that we met [...]
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Dear Friends of Faith and Conscience, As FAN is in the final days of preparation for our Annual Dinner, United in Hope, we are sorrowful that rising hate speech and action targeting individuals and institutions based on their religious faith is increasing fear in our Jewish and Muslim faith communities. While people engaged with FAN hold a range of views on the war and violence in Israel/Palestine, and FAN's focus remains on domestic policy, we are united in standing against antisemitism and Islamophobia, as we have been throughout FAN’s 12-year history. We have publicly supported mosques and synagogues that have faced such [...]
FAN regional clusters build relationship and conversation towards the 2024 legislative session. Pictured top left clockwise - Vancouver, East King County, Edmonds and Spokane.Registration for Dinner Closes Monday November 6!We look forward to welcoming you to our Annual Dinner celebration on Sunday, November 19! If you have thought about attending but haven’t registered yet, please do it this weekend. In-person space is limited!Go to our event webpage and click on Renton, Spokane, or Online buttons to secure your seat(s).We’re delighted to welcome travel expert and advocacy supporter Rick Steves, again in person in Renton. We will also hear from 41st District [...]
Testimony given by ELCA Hunger Advocacy Fellow Tomo Duke at a King County budget hearing 10/25/2023, addressing the crisis of 300+ newly arrived immigrants from Angola and Venezuela, seeking asylum while living in tents and on the church floor at Riverton Park United Methodist Church, Tukwila, WA. Multifaith communities in our network have expressed together concerns and extended physical support for the immigrants at Riverton Park UMC, but we all know that’s not enough and sustainable. The immigrants I met at Riverton Park are kind and constantly expressed their gratitude to me as I was helping them file their asylum [...]
FAN board and staff members deeply grieve the continuing loss of life in the Israel-Hamas war, and we reaffirm FAN’s practice of not issuing statements on international issues, even as we know the pain is felt locally. We encourage our network to listen to varied voices on the conflict and connect to peacemaking efforts appropriate to their faith communities. We pledge to continue to work together in a multifaith way on domestic policy issues that unite us. Time to Register for FAN Dinner! Tables are filling up for our Annual Dinner celebration on Sunday evening, November 19! Please go to [...]
Registration for FAN Annual Dinner Open We are delighted to announce that our online registration is ready for tickets and tables at our Annual Dinner celebration on Sunday evening, November 19! Please go to our event webpage and click on the Renton, Spokane, or Online buttons to secure your seat(s). In-person space is limited! Our theme United in Hope emerged because this is the year we know we need to gather in the midst of policy threats to communities we care about and to our democracy as a whole. We plan to raise our Hope together to unite the strength [...]
FAN gives thanks for our partnership with Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church as an Advocating Faith Community in our network.Executive Director Elise DeGooyer was delighted to join the congregation this month to share a message about living into Solidarity as Our Spiritual Power.
Faith Action Network staff and volunteers have been out in the community this summer talking with neighbors from Spokane to Wenatchee, Puget Sound to Vancouver, about ways to increase justice across the state! We wish Shanah Tovah to our Jewish colleagues, friends and neighbors who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah beginning tonight. May your new year be sweet, and your weeks ahead of high holidays be blessed. Thank you for your presence in our network and partnership in Tikkun Olam, repairing the world! FAN Cluster Meetings Being Planned FAN staff are working with faith communities in our network to find dates this [...]
Please mark your calendars for our Annual Dinner on Sunday, November 19, and stay tuned for more details. We hope to offer an in-person gathering in two locations with online attendance as well. FAN Cluster Meetings Being Planned FAN staff are working with faith communities in our network to find dates this Fall for geographical cluster gatherings across our state. These meetings provide a way to get to know your neighbors and talk about local concerns and responses to needs in your community, and perhaps create new collaborations. Meanwhile, here are the meetings planned and registration links, beginning next week: [...]
Please mark your calendars for our Annual Dinner on Sunday, November 19, and stay tuned for more details. We hope to offer an in-person gathering in two locations with online attendance as well. Mail your Primary Ballots! Don’t forget to get your ballots in the mail by Tuesday, August 1. In this election cycle, we know that there are candidates and ballot issues that will make a significant difference in your local communities. For example, we know the positive impact the King County Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy has made for hundreds of thousands of people, and it needs [...]