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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.
Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2015
To Go Forth: Encountering Christ is the Heart of the World. Registration is now open for the USCCB's annual social ministry gathering, to take place in February 2015.
"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.
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!
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.
In a letter to the National Security Council, Bishop Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, President of Catholic Relief Services have welcomed the expanded response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
U.S. Bishops Affirm Power of Prayer for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Following Pilgrimage to Holy Land
U.S. bishops affirmed that prayer is powerful, peace is possible and that support for a two-state solution is an essential dimension of pursuing Israeli-Palestinian peace in a September 22 communique, following a Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace in the Holy Land.
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