FI is a NGO with General Consultative status at the United Nations.
All branches of the Franciscan family collaborate together to influence major world decision makers on behalf of the most vulnerable. The vision statement of FI is: We are men and women who are committed to the ideals of St Francis and St Clare of Assisi.
As St Francis once addressed the social leaders of his time with the challenge of peace, so today we are called to engage policy makers and world leaders at the united Nations for the work of justice, peace, the care of creation and the promotion of human rights.
Our own FMDM sister, Denise Boyle, is currently the Executive Director of Franciscans International.