Faith and Advocacy Network (FAN)
Transforming our world by seeking justice and peace through community partnerships inspired by Faith, Love, and Humility is FAN’s mission.
We believe, in the words of the Episcopal Public Policy Network’s (EPPN) From the Pew to the Public Square, “Episcopalians are called not only to live Christ-like lives personally, but to work for the good of our communities by seeking structural change.” FAN strives to move us closer to God’s kingdom using the Learn, Pray, Act model. Advocacy may be our goal (and in our name), but it is distinguished by its root in our faith.
We pursue our baptismal covenant to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” through work focusing on the following -- click to learn more or sign up to receive notifications of events and opportunities to act:
- Systemic Racism
- Housing & Homelessness
- Economic Equality
- Creation Care
- Voter Empowerment
- Mass Incarceration
- Death Penalty
- Immigration and Refugee
- Sex Trafficking
- LGBTQ Equality
- Gun Violence Prevention
FAN seeks to spur conversations that are above politics, providing opportunities for our parishioners to learn, pray, and act in the image of our Lord. We meet monthly and hold classes, forums, and vigils.
We invite you to join in our work--whether you have just a little time or want to dive into an issue, your passion is needed. St. Luke’s work to ease the burden of our brethren takes many hands--including yours!
- Find My Legislators
- Racial Reconciliation Resources
- Creation Care Resources
- Ending Poverty Resources
- Migration, Refugees, & Immigration Resources
- Episcopal Network for Economic Justice
- Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) Action Alerts
- How to support asylum seekers at the border
- The Episcopal Church statement on abortion
EVENTS OF INTEREST
FAN’s October 2021 Gun Violence Prevention Mayoral Forum & Vigil of Remembrance
FAN’s Spring 2021 Pandemic as Portal Classes co-sponsored by Interfaith Children’s Movement, Absalom Jones Center and Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center are linked below:
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Countering the Impact of Economic Inequality (Link)
Addressing Child Trauma Caused by COVID Crisis (Link)
Eviction Prevention: Countering Homelessness (Link)
Each June, FAN commemorates the victims of gun violence. We Wear Orange to remember and to spur action to end gun violence.
Prior to the Georgia Legislature Meetings, FAN invites representatives and senators to discuss upcoming legislative issues of interest. Sign up (button above) or watch for announcements in the Shepherd’s Voice and Shepherd’s Notes.
FAN is proud to partner with faith communities and advocates for social justice:
Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing
Ebenezer Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry
Episcopal Public Policy Network
Georgia Interfaith Power & Light
Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center
Interfaith Children’s Movement
Rothschild Social Justice Institute