Friday, November 20, 2009

Catholics Confront Global Poverty

We, the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict, have recently joined the campaign Catholics Confront Global Poverty (CCGP). This is a joint initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s 2009 World Day of Peace Message, “Fight Poverty to Build Peace.”

The initiative focuses on seven key areas:

• U.S. international assistance

• Peacekeeping

• Debt relief

• Fair trade

• Natural resource extraction

• Migration

• Global climate change

The campaign aims to mobilize one million Catholics in the United States to confront global poverty through prayer, education and advocacy. Click here to be connected to their web site, where you will find action alerts and information regarding resources and events. Once there, you can join the campaign yourself and invite others, perhaps your parish or church community, to get involved.

For more on the Sisters' involvement in social justice issues, click here.

submitted by Katherine Howard, OSB

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