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Blog: To Go Forth
Visit the blog on Justice, Peace & Human Development, To Go Forth!
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Francis, Frontera, Faith and Family
Catholic Campaign for Human Development director Ralph McCloud participated in the recent Papal Visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. Read his reflections.
CCHD Annual Report
Download the 2014 Annual Report and see how your gift makes a difference to help break the cycle of poverty in the United States.
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January is Poverty Awareness Month
Sign up to receive in January a daily email with facts, tips, and ways you can take action from the Poverty Awareness Month Calendar to end poverty in your community! Also visit the Poverty Awareness Month page for additional ways to 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!
CCHD Announces the 2015 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award
As Edith Avila, this year's Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award Winner, puts it: "Catholicism calls us to be anything but silent" and "Fighting for justice for all people isn't an option for Catholics, it is our mission." Read more about Edith.
The future of humanity does not lie solely in the hands of great leaders, the great powers and the elites. It is fundamentally in the hands of peoples and in their ability to organize. It is in their hands, which can guide with humility and conviction this process of change. I am with you. Each of us, let repeat from the heart: no family without lodging, no rural worker without land, no laborer without rights, no people without sovereignty, no individual without dignity, no child without childhood, no young person without a future, no elderly person without a venerable old age.
Pope Francis, Address at the World Meeting of Popular Movements, Bolivia
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the national anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring good news to the poor ... release to captives ... sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)
The belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to CCHD. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.Read more about CCHD's Mission & Identity.
Learn how CCHD is helping communities support environmental justice. Since 2013, CCHD has invested nearly $2.5 million and partnered with over 35 community-based organizations and 31 dioceses in 22 states to support environmental justice.
Justice for Immigrants
In 2014, CCHD invested over $4 million to empower immigrant communities.
Strategic National Grants 2014
Check our this year's strategic national grantees, tackling Catholic education, a voice for the Mexico-US border, affordable housing, immigration reform, leadership development for farmworker communities and more.
CCHD has awarded over $14 million to community groups working nationwide to overcome poverty and injustice. Take a look!
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