A  Franciscan Renaissance: needed, costly and within reach

Presentation for the 56th Annual Franciscan Federation Conference (AFC) June 12, 2021
-Brian McLaren

You are invited to join in a virtual dialogue on Brian McLaren’s “A Franciscan Renaissance: needed, costly and within reach.” Explore, with other members of the Franciscan community, the inspiration and invitation offered by Brian in his keynote address at the 2021 Franciscan Federation Conference.


  • Discussion questions:
  1. Of all the challenges Brian held out to us as Franciscans, what challenged and/or inspired you the most?
  2. What action steps are you willing to take and who, or what interest group, needs to be at the table with you to facilitate a Franciscan Renaissance in the Franciscan Federation, in our nation and in our world?

Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Facilitator: Anne Amati, OSF, Franciscan Federation Region 2

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 4: 00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern
Facilitator: Sara Marks, Franciscan Federation Emergents

Sunday, March 6, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern
Facilitator: Pat Millen, OSF, Franciscan Federation Region 6

To Register

    NOTE: All three sessions are the same. Attend one or more if you wish. Your response to the conversation will be shared with Brian and contribute to the opening session of our Annual Franciscan Conference, June 3-6, 2022.