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Poverty Awareness Month

 

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January is Poverty Awareness Month!

During Poverty Awareness Month, join the U.S. Bishops, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Catholic Community in the United States in taking up Pope Francis' challenge to live in solidarity with the poor!

"I want a Church which is poor and for the poor."

- Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium)

Pope Francis is seen as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 3. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Catholics Confront Global Poverty  is an initiative of the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services that calls on Catholics to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world.

Resources

Below are some great resources to help you raise awareness about poverty in the United States.

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Poverty Awareness Month Calendar | en Espanol - printable, one page

Poverty Awareness Month Activity Calendar - Use this new calendar with daily suggestions for reflection, learning and action about poverty. Re-post the daily Twitter-length suggestions on social media to help get the word out about poverty and its root causes.

 

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During this month, you can also consider participating in the global One Human Family, Food for All Campaign. This Campaign to end hunger by 2025 is sponsored by the global Catholic confederation Caritas Internationalis. For more information, click here.

 



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