What is at the heart of the violence in the Middle East? How can Franciscan spirituality help ground us in efforts to advocate for peace and security in the Middle East and beyond? Join us on Thurs., Nov. 30, at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT for a webinar featuring Michele Dunne, Executive Director of the Franciscan Action Network (FAN). Drawing from her previous work on foreign policy in the U.S. State Department, her commitment as a professed Secular Fanciscan, and her role as the Executive Director of FAN, Dunne will provide some context for the current conflict in the Middle East, and share how individuals can advocate for nonviolent solutions that are grounded in Franciscan principles.
Michele Dunne OFS is the Executive Director of the Franciscan Action Network (FAN). Before coming to FAN, her career focused on the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy. From 2006 until 2021, she headed programs focused on peace, human rights, and democracy in the Middle East at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Atlantic Council. Before that, she served for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Department of State, including assignments in Jerusalem and Cairo. She holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University and lives in Washington DC with her husband. She is a professed Secular Franciscan.