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Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

 

CSMG 2016: January 23-26, 2016, Washington D.C.

Online registration opens in September, 2015

Thank you to our 2015 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering participants!

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Feb. 19, 2014. CNS photo/Paul Haring

We are grateful to all of the participants, presenters, sponsors, and collaborating organizations who made CSMG 2015 such a great success!  More than 500 Catholic leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. from February 7 -- 10, 2015 to lift Catholic voices in the public square, and to step forward in faith for justice, peace, and the common good.

Selections from our program will be appearing soon on our CSMG Highlights page.  Details of the CSMG 2015 program are available in our Program Book,  or on a listing of Special Events that occurred in conjunction with CSMG 2015.

The annual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering is organized by the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development in collaboration with 4 other USCCB departments and 16 national Catholic organizations.  This central gathering of Catholic social ministry leaders in the U.S. brings together hundreds of participants whose faith inspires them to respond to pressing current domestic and global challenges relating to poverty, war, injustice and the promotion of human life and dignity.  Mark your calendar now to join us in Washington D.C. from Saturday, January 23 to Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

- The CSMG Planning Committee

Connect, Learn, Pray & Advocate at csmg!

"When we live out a spirituality drawing nearer to others and seeking their welfare, our hearts are opened wide to the Lord's greatest and most beautiful gifts."

- Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, §272

Each year the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering provides and excellent opportunity for Catholic leaders to Connect, Learn, Pray and Advocate!

Connect with social ministry colleagues from across the United States. Share best practices, plan for emerging needs and identify areas for cooperation. Join the Gathering’s virtual community on Facebook and Twitter.

Learn the broader context of Catholic social ministry. Get informed on domestic and global challenges to human life and dignity, justice and peace. Bring your experience and perspective of your diocese, organization and faith community.   

Pray together to renew our vision for mission. Wonderful liturgies will mark our gathering.

Advocate for policies to protect and support people suffering poverty and injustice. In this defining experience of the Gathering, our meetings and prayer flows directly to Capitol Hill, where as one faith community we bring our concerns and proposals to defend and empower the most vulnerable. Continue this effort after the Gathering through district visits with members of Congress in your own community.

CSMG Young Leaders Initiative

The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering strives to recognize, encourage, and prepare young and diverse leaders of our Church's advocacy and social ministries.
  • Students and faculty from colleges and universities are invited to join other professionals and volunteers in Catholic social ministry deepening their faith and understanding, and raising their voices with legislators on matters of national and international concern.
  • For more information visit our Young Leaders Initiative page.  Faculty or staff interested in helping students to participate are asked to fill out and return an interest form.
  • Be a part of this important opportunity for young Catholic leaders' formation and action -- spread the word!


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