We regularly host webcasts and web chats so that you can get firsthand reports from experts and leaders about the Church’s work to address global poverty and injustice and what actions you can take to participate in these efforts.
UPCOMING WEBCASTS/WEB CHATS
Caring for Our Common Home: Following Pope Francis’ Call to Action on Climate Change on September 28, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. EDT.
Not Abandoned: Caring for Iraqi and Syrian Refugees
During this webcast we shared updates about the Church’s work to care for and protect refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and violence in Iraq. Our presenters shared stories about the people they met during their recent travel and work in the region.If you missed it or want to watch it again, you can download the recording here. Also, you can download a list of resources mentioned during the webcast.
Original air date: March 25, 2015
Presenters: Cullen Larson, former Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services in Iraq, and current Regional Director, U.S. Southeast Region for CRS, and Dr. Stephen M. Colecchi, Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Holding out Hope: The Future of a Two-State Solution for the Holy Land
In this session, we focused on the Church’s work to address the needs of our brothers and sisters impacted by the violence in Gaza this past summer, and efforts to promote peace and seek a two state solution for the region. If you missed it or want to watch it again, you can download a copy of the recording here.
Original air date: November 19, 2014
Presenters: Matthew McGarry, Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza, and Dr. Stephen M. Colecchi, Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Crisis in Iraq and Syria: Providing Assistance for Refugees and Vulnerable Populations
This web chat focused on the growing number of families fleeing violence in Iraq and Syria. We discussed the Catholic Church’s incredible work to assist these families on the ground in the region, and how Catholics in the United States can advocate on behalf of our brothers and sisters in need with the U.S. government for greater protection and safety. Download your copy of the transcript here.
Date of Web Chat: September 30, 2014
Presenters: Caroline Brennan – Senior Communications Officer for the Humanitarian Response Department, Catholic Relief Services; Dr. Stephen M. Colecchi – Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and, Bill O’Keefe – Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy, Catholic Relief Services.