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    Justice, Peace, and Human Development



    January is Poverty Awareness Month!

    Join the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in ending poverty and sign up for a daily update from CCHD's Poverty Awareness Month Calendar!

    New Justice, Peace & Human Development Blog!
    To Go Forth confronts the issues of the day with the insights of Catholic social teaching, human stories and the perspective of the bishops of the United States. Join the dialogue on Twitter @togoforth.

    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 gathering on faith and public life, to take place in February 2015.


    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 invites the participation of all who desire to live the Gospel in solidarity with neighbors across the street and around the world.

    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

    Protecting Vulnerable Communities from Climate Change and Carbon Pollution
    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.

    Read Archbishop Wenski's Reflection on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship

    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

    News Release
    : Bishop Cantú welcomes the release of Alan Gross and changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba.

    Bishop Oscar Cantú has written the Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure regarding the expedited transfer of cleared detainees.

    Torture, An Intrinsic Evil
    Read Bishop Cantú's statement on the release of the Senate report on the CIA's interrogation practices.

    More International Issues


    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

    Honor God's gift of creation and the Church's teaching on the environment with the following new resources: 
    Primer on Care for Creation
    and  Pastoral Aids and Homily Helps for CST: Care for Creation/Stewardship.

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