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Unwavering Commitment to Surround Syrians with Support

Alarmingly, the Syrian civil war has entered its fourth year. With no end in sight, the Catholic Church continues to advocate for peace and humanitarian access, and to help the more than 2 million Syrians forced to flee their homes for the safety of neighboring countries. Given that children make up half of the refugee population, the needs for their care, education and counseling are especially urgent. Find out more about the Church’s unwavering commitment to our brothers and sisters and how you can Surround Syrians with Support. Read More >>

Finally, the Farm Bill Passed Congress!

After three long years, the Farm Bill finally made its way out of Congress and to the President’s desk to be signed into law in early February. Your tireless emails, phone calls, and visits made sure that poor and marginalized communities were a focus in the debate. Thankfully, the final version of the Farm Bill contained significant positive changes to the international provisions.  Regrettably, it also included disastrous cuts to domestic anti-hunger programs, about which we Catholics will continue to pray, raise our voices and work for justice. Read More >>

Recap of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2014

Kicking off 2014 with a bold start at the 2014 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) in Washington, D.C., we wasted no time letting Congress know that we care about protecting human life and dignity! CSMG conference participants met with close to 400 Congressional offices on Capitol Hill on February 4, 2014.  This incredible effort laid a great foundation for our advocacy efforts for the rest of 2014. Learn how you can be a part of this monumental effort this spring. Read More >>

Don’t Miss Out on World Fair Trade Day, May 10!

Word Fair Trade Day, May 10, 2014, is right around the corner. Find out how you can participate and support this growing business model of right relationship in your community and throughout the world. Busy on May 10? No problem! The celebration in the U.S. and Canada begins on May 3 and concludes on May 18, giving you more time to shop your values. You can also learn more about a special fair trade project supporting women in the Holy Land. Read More >>

Spotlight: Getting to Know Your Catholics Confront Global Poverty Team

In this edition, we’re highlighting one of our team members from the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops, Jill Rauh. Jill serves as the Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, for the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. A longtime advocate for justice, an avid supporter of Fair Trade, and a former volunteer in Ecuador might just make her one of the coolest people on our team! Get to know more about Jill and her inspiring work.

The 2014 National Migration Conference July 7-10, 2014

The conference seeks to advance the life and dignity ofimmigrants, migrants, refugees, unaccompanied migrant children, victims of human trafficking, and other vulnerable people on the move. Immigration reform is possible, and your presence could help to make a difference in advancing this issue.  Workshops will include: The Kino Border Initiative, Human Trafficking 201, and Profiles of Resilience and Integration. The conference will be hosted by USCCB’s Migration and Refugee Services, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA). Learn more about attending the conference today!

Social Action Summer Institute – July 20-24, 2014

This year’s Social Action Summer Institute (SASI), sponsored by the Roundtable Association of Catholic Social Action Directors, will be in St. Louis, Missouri. The theme of this year’s Institute is “Setting the Captives Free: Embracing Christ in the Victim, Offender, & Community.” Featured speakers include Bishop Emeritus Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces, New Mexico; Mark Umbreit, University of Minnesota’s Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking; Janine Geske, Director of the Marquette University Law School’s Restorative Justice Initiative; and others. Find out more about SASI and how you can reserve your spot to join this uplifting and informative event.


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