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Catholics Confront Global Poverty calls on Catholics to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world.
Webinar on New Poverty Statistics
Later this month, the Census Bureau will release updated statistics on income and poverty. Understanding and utilizing this data is vital to our advocacy efforts and our educational outreach. Join us Thursday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern to get an updated snapshot of poverty in America and what it all means for people and families struggling to make ends meet. RSVP today!
Archbishop Wenski and Bishop Pates have written the Environmental Protection Agency on the importance of protecting Creation and the health of poor and vulnerable communities by setting a national standard to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. The EPA is currently accepting public comments on the standards. Make your voice heard!
Crisis in Iraq
Bishop Pates has written National Security Advisor Rice to raise the urge concerns of the bishops of Iraq and urge humanitarian assistance for Christians and other religious minorities there.
"The Church cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice."
- Pope Benedict XVIThe Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD) promotes awareness of Catholic social teaching and opportunities to live the Baptismal call to love God and neighbor.
Efforts include the anti-poverty mission of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, as well as advocacy in support of poor and vulnerable persons and communities, in the U.S. and abroad.
JPHD invites the participation of all who desire to live the Gospel in solidarity with neighbors across the street and around the world.
The work of JPHD is guided by the USCCB Committees on International Justice and Peace, Domestic Justice and Human Development and the Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
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