American Friends Service Committee's Faith Action Network
The Michigan American Friends Service Committee is an independent Quaker peace and justice organization. In Michigan, AFSC’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Issues Program has been actively engaged in facilitating and growing its new initiative called the Faith Action Network (FAN). The goal of FAN is to create in Michigan, a movement led by people of faith/spirit/conscience that is both bold and imaginative with the intention of organizing, mobilizing, and training progressive people of faith to lift up a powerful and prophetic justice seeking voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender liberation.
FAN is led directly from the collective leadings of a progressive grassroots "think tank" called our "visioning team" which consists of over 45 people of faith/spirit/conscience and clergy from all areas and walks of life in Michigan. This busy and productive group has been relentless in pursuing justice and has shown a deep commitment to the non-violent change work that is needed in Michigan. To this date this group has been successfully organizing witnesses, protests, conferences media campaigns, and other tools for change on LGBT issues.
FAN specifically works to secure positive outcomes on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) policy issues and to shape public opinion in key Michigan areas by organizing and mobilizing progressive clergy, lay people and faith communities to take a firm and proactive stand for Justice.