Friday, December 02, 2005

Advent Resources on Global Poverty

Early in December, attention will be drawn to the issue of poverty in our world as preparations are made for the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, December 13-18. Groups like the ONE Campaign and Make Poverty History will be organizing events and running ads that invite Americans to consider the scandal of so much desperate poverty in this country and abroad.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops, working with Catholic Relief Services, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and Bread for the World has developed parish resources on global poverty for the Advent season. The theme, "For Unto Us a Child is Born," will encourage us to prepare to celebrate Christ's birth and to remember all the children born to us every day who suffer from hunger and poverty.

These new resources which include ecumenical prayers and educational materials are available on the Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty website:


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