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    Justice, Peace, and Human Development

     

    HAPPENING NOW

    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!

    New Blog! To Go Forth
    Pain. Injustice. Brokenness. Hope. Love. Faith. Wisdom. ToGoForth.org will confront the issues of the day with the insights of the Catholic social teaching tradition, human stories and the perspective of the bishops of the United States. You can join the dialogue on Twitter @togoforth.

    Environmental Justice
    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!

    Catholic Campaign for Human Development
    Learn what CCHD is doing to make justice for immigrants a reality! In 2014, CCHD invested over $4 million and partnered with over 70 community-based organizations, 50 dioceses, and nearly 300 parishes and 90 Catholic institutions to empower immigrant communities.

    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.

     

    Mission & Identity

    "The Church cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice."

    - Pope Benedict XVI
    The 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.

    Pope Francis accepts a hug from a girl as he arrives to celebrate Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)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.



    JPhd: Working on the margins in the united states

    Catholic Campaign for Human Development
    Learn what CCHD is doing to make justice for immigrants a reality! In 2014, CCHD invested over $4 million and partnered with over 70 community-based organizations, 50 dioceses, and nearly 300 parishes and 90 Catholic institutions to empower immigrant communities.

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    JPHD: Working on the Margins Internationally

    Central America
    Returning from a solidarity trip to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, Bishop Pates recently wrote to Secretary Kerry to emphasize the need for integral development in the region over militarized assistance. He also raised concerns over trade policy and the extractive mining in those countries.

    More International Issues



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    Pope Francis' Social Teaching
    These quotes from Pope Francis are a sample of his teaching on poverty, economic justice, care for creation, human rights and other issues. | en Español


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