Faith and Advocacy Network (FAN)
The Faith and Advocacy Network (FAN) is the newest of our community ministries and represents parishioners’ desire to be a voice and an advocate. Initiated in 2018, FAN is dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to "strive for justice and peace" through the active ministry of public policy advocacy. It is designed to make St. Luke’s a safe place to have political dialogue and become engaged in civic life, regardless of political persuasion. FAN seeks to give voice to people struggling with poverty and injustice by promoting laws and policies that address their needs.
Advocacy efforts this year focused on Affordable Housing and ending Gun Violence. For two years, St. Luke’s has sponsored a public Gun Violence Vigil at the Georgia State Capitol. The purpose is to join with other faith and community organizations to prayerfully remember victims of gun violence and show support for the Georgia Background Check Expansion Act. This community ministry is comprised of nine areas that will address social justice concerns related to children’s safety and education, sex trafficking, gun violence, environment, race, class, gender, immigration, and sexual identity. Led by parishioners, the chairs of each area meet on a regular basis to design programs and events that will facilitate St. Luke’s witness of faith in the public square.