Dear friends, dear Sisters and Brothers,
As hard as it is to look back on the past year and a half, we can nonetheless acknowledge the courage and solidarity we have seen in these difficult times. This is the sense of the 2020 Annual Report I am sharing with you. It recounts the engagements of FI’s team and of sisters and brothers on the ground who, throughout the pandemic, still found ways to stand up against injustices and to bring these to the attention of decision-makers.
I would like to express our gratitude for both your moral and financial support, without which our Common Ministry would not be possible. As the effects of the pandemic and of repressive policies still disproportionately affect migrants, Indigenous Peoples, and other minorities, I encourage you to take an active role in our efforts to amplify their voices at the United Nations. You can find out more about our aspirations for the coming years in “Growing seeds of justice”, our strategic orientations from 2021 onwards. One of the ways you can support this work is by making a donation and by sharing this annual report in your communities and networks.
With many thanks and fraternal greetings,
Markus Heinze OFM