Help People Facing Hunger & Climate Change.

Climate change changes everything.

Emissions are expected to fuel the Earth’s surface temperature to rise dangerously throughout this century. Crippling heat waves are predicted to occur more often and last longer. Extreme precipitation events will grow more intense and frequent. The ocean will continue to warm and acidify, the global mean sea level will rise – and 3 billion more lives will be at grave risk.

Climate change and poverty are closely intertwined. The people who suffer most from the disruption of natural systems are our brothers and sisters living in the poorest countries. Facing the loss of crops, livestock and income, their already fragile lives are upturned by malnutrition, disease and death.

Climate change is changing our response

Pope Francis calls on us to care for the gift of God’s Creation. The Church answers as soon as disaster hits, delivering food, shelter and medicine on the ground. But we also look ahead, working tirelessly with communities to support their efforts to adapt to new realities and face the future with greater resilience.

Climate change is changing our shared responsibility

As Catholics and Americans, it’s time to address global warming and poverty. Together, let’s take concrete actions that could stop this disastrous trajectory and achieve lasting results. Urge your legislators to oppose the Administration’s proposed cuts to foreign aid. It’s only 1% of our nation’s budget, yet it does a world of good. The Green Climate Fund and critical programs addressing the impact of climate change on the poor are supported by foreign aid. The proposed cuts would impair the ability of the most vulnerable to prepare for the challenges of climate change.

"Everything is connected. Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society.”

Pope Francis

Urge Our Nation to Care for our Common Home

In Laudato Si, Pope Francis calls on us to be stewards of God’s Creation. Thanks to your actions our nation signed on to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.  This commitment to our common home is now in jeopardy.  Urge our nation’s leaders to keep our promise to the world and our earth and remain part of the Paris Agreement!

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Be a part of Catholics Confront Global Poverty. Take action to protect the life and dignity of all of God’s people.

STORIES OF POVERTY

Why we advocate with people living in poverty every day.

Poverty and Syrian Refugees

You’ve read the headlines. Now come face to face with a few of the 2 million refugees of civil war in Syria and surrounding countries to understand why migrants and refugees are leaving their homes – and the hardships and terror they endure to find new ones.

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Poverty and Human Trafficking

Human trafficking makes modern-day slaves out of almost 21 million men, women and children. Each story is personal and heartbreaking, and our mission to prevent these crimes, rescue the victims and restore their lives can be an uphill battle.

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Poverty and Climate Change

The effects of climate change are already being felt in developing countries, as the Earth’s most vulnerable grapple with new realities that are devastating lives and futures. Here’s a glimpse into what is happening today – and how we are racing to help.

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Urge our nation's leaders to remain committed to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change!

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