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As you know, this year due to the larger national convocation of Catholic leaders that USCCB will lead in Orlando, Florida from July 1-4, a number of national Catholic events, including the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, are not taking place physically in 2017.
While CSMG is scheduled to return to Washington, D.C. for 2018 (February 3-6, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel), we do not want to lose out on the energy and momentum we have gained from our annual on the Hill Catholic advocacy on critical issues impacting our communities.
This year we are focusing on "in-district" visits by Catholics during the Congressional Recess week of February 20-24.
To prepare for those visits, we hosted a virtual Legislative Advocacy Issues Briefing Webinar on February 7, 2017. The webinar features advocacy experts from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its collaborating organizations. They reveal step-by-step strategies for advocating with your Senators and House Representatives in a clear, consistent voice on issues important to the Catholic community. Watch now.
If you missed our Advocacy Training 101 webinar, you can watch it online now. In the training, we cover the prep work that must happen before a meeting, best practices, and follow-ups.
Each year the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering provides and excellent opportunity for Catholic leaders to Connect, Learn, Pray and Advocate!
Thank you to all of our participants, sponsors, exhibitors, and collaborating organizations for your contributions to the success of CSMG 2016. Details of the program are available in the CSMG 2016 Program Book.
From January 23 - 26, 2016 hundreds of Catholic leaders gathered to lift
our voices in the public square, and to step forward in faith for
justice, peace, and the common good. The theme of the 2016 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering took its inspiration from the Jubilee Year of Mercy, and from Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si, calling for an integral ecology that connects justice for our sisters and brothers with care of all creation.
The 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. annually 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. Visit our CSMG Highlights page to learn more.
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