The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) regularly raise the Church’s concerns about global poverty issues with members of the U.S. Congress, the White House and other government officials.
The following are the most recent USCCB and CRS letters written to U.S. government representatives summarizing the Church’s position and requesting policy changes on the most urgent global poverty issues.
Poverty-focused International Assistance
Letter to Congress Regarding FY15 International Assistance and List of Poverty-focused International Assistance Programs Supported by USCCB and Catholic Relief Services, Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, March 27, 2014
Hunger & Peace
Letter to Senate on Cargo Preference Regarding U.S. Flagged Ships
Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, May 28, 2014
Conflict and Peace
Holy Land Peace:
Backgrounder on Israel and Palestine, February 2015
Backgrounder: Human Rights in the Cradle of Christianity, February 2015
Communiqué: Bishops’ Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace in the Holy Land, September 22, 2014