Thursday, November 02, 2006

USCCB & CRS - Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have implemented a new campaign, The Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty. In this Campaign, they invite Catholics throughout the U.S. to advocate for national policies that foster economic and social development for people living in poverty throughout the world.

The Campaign focuses on three areas of U.S. economic policy:

  • Trade - Shaping U.S. trade policies so that overcoming poverty and promoting human development are central priorities.
  • Aid - Supporting effective programs that foster long-term development and empowerment of the poor.
  • Debt - Eliminating the debt of the poorest countries in ways that reduce poverty and promote dignity.

The website has extensive resources including specific action steps for social justice groups, bulletin announcements, educational material on global poverty and Catholic Social Teaching, and prayers and intercessions. You can also register online to receive a complete parish packet. See or


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