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    CURRENT ACTION ALERTS

    Take Action to Protect Health Care for Poor and Vulnerable People
    The Senate is once again considering a bill that would repeal and possibly replace the Affordable Care Act.  The "Graham-Cassidy" legislation will harm poor and struggling families because it risks loss of coverage for millions and will limit the quality of health care for those currently assisted by the Medicaid program. Learn more and take action now.

    Support DREAM Act of 2017
    The young people S. 1615 seeks to protect are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long supported DREAMERS as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children. Take action now!

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    The New U.S. Poverty Statistics and Our Catholic Response
    Every September, the Census Bureau releases its updated statistics on income and poverty. Understanding and utilizing this data can help guide our advocacy efforts and improve our educational outreach. Join us Wed., Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss the statistics and what it all means for people struggling to make ends meet. Register now!

    Apply Now for Diversity Scholarships to Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2018
    In order to develop leaders from diverse Catholic communities for ministry in the Church, partial scholarships are being made available to attend the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (Feb. 3-6, 2018) as part of the CSMG Diversity Outreach Initiative. Both an application and a recommendation are required in order to be considered for a scholarship. Deadline: November 10, 2017.

    Bilingual Webinar Recording: "Why Advocacy is Essential for Hispanic Missionary Disciples"

    This new webinar from the USCCB Dept. of Justice, Peace and Human Development and the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry (NCADDHM), explored how the Gospel and our long, rich Catholic tradition call Hispanic missionary disciples to put faith in action, and highlighted examples from around the U.S.  Watch the recording here. The webinar preceded a national conference on November 6-9, which will bring diocesan Hispanic ministry directors to Washington, DC to engage in training and advocacy on issues that impact members of the Hispanic community.

    Share the Journey/Comparte el Camino
    On Sept. 27, 2017, Pope Francis will launch a two-year worldwide campaign in support of migrants and refugees.  In the U.S., the campaign is being implemented by USCCB, CRS and Catholic Charities USA. Catholics around the world can join the launch to generate widespread media attention to the Church’s support and commitment to Share the Journey of migrants and refugees.  Oct. 7-13 will be a week of prayer and action for U.S. Catholics. On social media, use #ShareJourney and #ComparteElCamino.

    Creating on the Margins Contest '17-'18 to Focus on "Share the Journey"
    Schools and parishes can engage youth in grades 7-12 to learn and create as part of CCHD's annual contest (formerly called the Multi-Media Youth Contest). The '17-'18 theme is "Share the Journey of Young Migrants and Refugees," to coincide with two-year effort in support of migrants and refugees that Pope Francis will launch in September. Learn more (also en Español).

    Resources for Labor Day Weekend
    In his 2017 Labor Day statement, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, calls for action based on a vision of work that supports the flourishing of the family, a clearer understanding of the nature of poverty, and solidarity with those on the margins of society. Read the 2017 Labor Day Statement. Also available en Español.

    The Pastoral Aid for Labor Day weekend contains homily notes, Prayer of the Faithful, a bulletin announcement, an Examination of Conscience for workers, and more. Also available en Español.

    JPHD Launches New Small Grants Program to Foster Social Justice-Hispanic Ministry Collaboration
    To help diocesan social justice and Hispanic ministry staff build stronger relationships, the USCCB Dept. of Justice, Peace and Human Development offices for Education & Outreach and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development are pleased to announce a new small grants program.  In 2017, we will offer up to 20 grants of $1,000 each to "kick start" new collaboration, or strengthen existing collaboration, between social justice and Hispanic ministry staff at the diocesan level.  To help spark ideas, please see this handout on Hispanic ministry-social justice diocesan collaboration from JPHD and the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry. A bilingual handout and webinar recording are also available.

     

    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 & 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's work is guided by the 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

    Preserve Important Gains in Health Care Coverage and Access
    In a January 18th letter to Congress, Bishop Frank J. Dewane urged members of Congress to work in a bipartisan fashion to protect vulnerable Americans and preserve important gains in health care coverage and access. 

    Catholic Campaign for Human Development
    Since 2013, CCHD has invested nearly $2.5 million to support environmental justice. Learn how CCHD is helping communities support environmental justice.

     More United States Issues



    JPHD: Working on the Margins Internationally

    Fifty Year of Occupation Demands Action
    On January 18th, the Coordination of Bishops' Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land issued a statement calling for action in response to the occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.

    Joint Letter to Congress Regarding Fiscal Year 2017 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations
    Bishop Oscar Cantú and Dr. Carolyn Woo, President of Catholic Relief Services, write to Congress requesting that as they work to finalize the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations, they ensure ongoing U.S. leadership to help those living in situations of poverty, violence, and marginalization.

    Letter of Support for the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2016

    In a letter to Congress, Bishop Oscar Cantú commends legislation that seeks to help those harmed by genocide.

    More International Issues



    Resources

    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


    Environment

    Learn more about God's gift of creation and the Church's teaching on the environment with our new resources.


    New Success Stories on WeAreSaltAndLight.org 

    Success stories on WeAreSaltAndLight.org show hopeful examples of how Catholics are praying, reaching out, learning and acting together. Here are a few that were recently profiled:



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