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The Order of Ecumenical Franciscans (OEF) is a religious order of men and women devoted to following the examples of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare of Assisi in their life and understanding of the Christian gospel: sharing a love for creation and those who have been marginalized.
An example of Christian ecumenism, the OEF includes members of many different denominations, including Roman Catholics, Anglicans, and the whole range of Protestant traditions. The OEF understands its charism to include not only ecumenical efforts and the traditional emphases of the Franciscans in general, but also to help to develop relationships between the various Franciscan orders.
The members of OEF are male and female, married and single, gay and hetero, clergy and laity, conservative and liberal.