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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.
Tell Congress to press Israel to stop confiscation of Christian lands in Cremisan Valley
As the wall moves and constricts more and more communities in the West Bank, the possibility of a future two-state resolution becomes less likely, putting both Palestinians and Israeli citizens at risk. Take action now.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Saturday, October 17, 2015 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Join with Pope Francis in encouraging the international community to "eliminate extreme poverty and discrimination." Learn more about what you can do to eradicate poverty with JPHD's educational resources and ways to get involved.
A Peace Economy: Rebalancing Spending Priorities
The priorities of federal spending--where the dollars actually go, and how many--has received much less attention, so the real imbalance that exists in the federal discretionary budget is unknown to many.
Anti-Poverty Programs and the Federal Budget
The federal budget includes powerful and effective life-saving antipoverty programs that protect vulnerable people and families as well. Learn how the Church is fighting poverty and promoting peace in our families, communities, and common home.
Background on Criminal Justice
U.S. Bishops call for reform of the criminal justice system to promote the common good, help restore a sense of community, promote rehabilitation and resist the violence that too often en-gulfs much of our culture.
Background on Predatory Banking & Payday Lending
Learn more about predatory banking and payday lending and what the Church is doing to combat their devastating effects.
2015 Labor Day Statement
In this year's Labor Day Statement (en Español), Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski reflects on how dignified work with a living wage is critical to helping our families and our greater society thrive.
Jubilee Year of Mercy
The Jubilee Year of Mercy is Dec. 8, 2015 to Nov. 20, 2016. This two page handout (en Español) offers a brief reflection on the Year, as well as ideas for prayer and action. For more materials on the Year, visit the Year of Mercy homepage.
Church Teaching on Environmental Stewardship
On June 18, the Vatican released Pope Francis' highly anticipated encyclical letter "Laudato Si': On the Care of Our Common Home." Find resources on the topic and read what the U.S. bishops and previous popes have written about our environment.
"The Church cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice."
- Pope Benedict XVIThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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