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Petition and Vigils against Christian Nationalism


We’re pleased to announce we will be back in person at the Renton Pavilion for our Annual Dinner celebration on November 20, as well as in Spokane at the Thrive Center, and livestreamed! We look forward to filling the rooms in community and solidarity that evening. See below for how you can help, and stay tuned for registration to open in early October!Stand Against Christian NationalismA group of Christian clergy and allies in the Spokane area, led by Rev. Rick Matters, is organizing a local response to the ReAwaken America tour coming to the Washington-Idaho border September 16-17; see our previous [...]

Petition and Vigils against Christian Nationalism2022-09-12T17:12:21-07:00

Stand Against Christian Nationalism


This drawing, gifted to FAN by artist Rev. Dan Erlander, is an early depiction of the kind of multi-faith movement for justice our founders envisioned. It is replicated on the certificate received by each faith community when they join our network. In this season calling for FAN’s public witness, may we find courage and synergy together! ReAwaken America Tour Comes to Washington-Idaho Border We want to let you know about an event next month on the Washington-Idaho border that is the 15th iteration of a national movement called the ReAwaken America Tour. It will be a Christian nationalist political rally [...]

Stand Against Christian Nationalism2022-08-25T14:03:52-07:00

Inflation Reduction Act Passes House and Senate


Kristin Ang joined Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition (AHNC) advocates at a Congressional hearing on the Farm Bill held locally in Carnation in July. Congresswoman Kim Schrier (pictured 3rd from left) and House Agriculture Committee members listened to advocates, farmers, and food bank providers about shared priorities for the Farm Bill Reauthorization to end hunger, especially the importance of SNAP benefits. Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act Breaking news: The Inflation Reduction Act passed the U.S. House this afternoon with a 220-207 vote, after passing the U.S. Senate last Sunday, 51-50. This is a $750 billion package that combats climate change, [...]

Inflation Reduction Act Passes House and Senate2022-08-13T16:28:23-07:00

Take Action for Hungry Kids


FAN board and staff members at our hybrid retreat. In photo on the left, front row, left to right: Sabiha Khan, Kristin Ang, Aneelah Afzali, Dr. Jasmit Singh, Elizabeth Dickinson; back row, left to right: Rev. Eric Don Anderson, Rev. Carol Jensen, Elise DeGooyer, Jonis Davis, Rev. Jim CastroLang, Carolyn Stevens. In photo on the right, clockwise from lower right: Jess Ingman, Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton, Rabbi Jason Levine. Not pictured: Dr. Edward Donalson. Statewide Planning Retreat FAN governing board and staff enjoyed a rare opportunity to meet in person and on line this week in a statewide planning retreat. We [...]

Take Action for Hungry Kids2022-07-29T20:35:48-07:00

Save the Date


More information will be shared in the months ahead. We are planning for a hybrid celebration, with in-person opportunities as well as options to view remotely. Email us at fan@fanwa.org if you’d like to volunteer your skills to make this a grand reunion! Stay tuned! Candidate Forums in South King County FAN is honored to co-sponsor with the Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees, & Communities of Color (CIRCC) and Seattle-King County NAACP three pre-primary candidate forums next week. If you vote in the 30th, 37th, or 47th districts, please plan to attend to hear candidates in your district speak to the justice issues that [...]

Save the Date2022-07-14T15:51:53-07:00

FAN June Recap


In the midst of some difficult weeks in June, we gave thanks for the ability to celebrate community. At Pride events across the state, faith communities marched to celebrate God’s Love as affirming and inclusive. Pictured are some members of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran at Seattle Pride, and FAN board member Rev. Jim CastroLang marching with FAN advocates at Spokane Pride. Follow-up to Supreme Court Decisions These past weeks, we have been following U.S. Supreme Court decisions that will adversely impact the people we love and the inclusive society we seek to uphold. Today’s decision that limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s [...]

FAN June Recap2022-06-30T16:18:49-07:00

Faith Action Network Response to Roe Decision


As a multi-faith organization that values the sacred nature of human beings, care for our neighbors, and protecting human rights and religious freedom in public policy, Faith Action Network Governing Board and staff decries today’s decision by the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. We are compelled to speak out because of the negative impacts on the health and well-being of millions of women, with a disproportionate impact on women of color, those with limited resources, and/or those who live in states where all abortions will become illegal. This reversal will increase the inequalities that already are so much part [...]

Faith Action Network Response to Roe Decision2022-06-24T14:32:35-07:00

Turning Grief to Action


FAN members have been praying, marching, and calling for action to prevent gun violence in recent weeks. Pictured at left is Pastor Erik ?Kindem of Peace Lutheran, Seattle, in last week’s march from Temple De Hirsch Sinai to St. James Cathedral. FAN supporter Mark White has shared a beautiful photo album of that event. At right, FAN board, staff, and faith leaders Aneelah Afzali, Elise DeGooyer, Abbot Genjo Marinello, Carolyn Stevens, and Kristin Ang attended the Alliance for Gun Responsibility press conference. Thank you for all you are doing in your communities to call for stronger policies.Turning Grief Into ActionWhile we [...]

Turning Grief to Action2022-06-10T15:20:47-07:00

Our Grief and Prayers Cry Out for Action


Pastor Lisa Connolly and Julie Clark of Coupeville United Methodist Church shared this memorial of empty chairs for the lives lost in Uvalde, Texas, this week. We grieve and take action together. Our Grief and Prayers Cry Out for Action We join our prayers with yours and so many rising up in grief during these weeks of tragedy and gun violence in Uvalde, Buffalo, Irvine, and other places not as prominent in the news, and as we remember the murder of George Floyd two years ago. We join voices calling out for immediate, significant decrease in the availability of lethal weapons [...]

Our Grief and Prayers Cry Out for Action2022-05-30T13:59:03-07:00

Register for a FAN Spring Summit!


Plans are coming together in each of four regions across our state to meet in person and on Zoom as we reconnect for justice. With gratitude to our hosts, all the locations are now reserved, and we look forward to welcoming you for a hybrid summit experience. We will make time for conversation that reintroduces ourselves to each other, as well as strategic conversations about issues. Please register soon – we are eager to hear your input! Registration is at fanwa.org/regional-spring-summits. Decline to Sign I-1929 With our coalition partners at Balance Our Tax Code, we are asking for your help to [...]

Register for a FAN Spring Summit!2022-05-05T11:00:10-07:00

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