About Catholics Confront Global Poverty

Goals

The goal of Catholics Confront Global Poverty is to educate and mobilize one million Catholics in the United States to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world, and
urge our nation to act in response to the many faces of poverty.

Read "The Faces of Global Poverty," (also available in Spanish Spanish) which provides a framework for the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative.Or, read a summary summary of what the campaign hopes to accomplish. View a PowerPoint overview of the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative.

Sign up to join Catholics Confront Global Poverty, and be one of one million Catholics working to confront poverty.

Read the policy paper (also available in Spanish) and the two-page summary about Catholics Confront Global Poverty and its issues of focus. View a PowerPoint overview of the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative .

Issues

History

The Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative is built on the foundation of the earlier Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty

In 2005, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) invited Catholics to join a Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty.  That Campaign has engaged Catholics in advocating for U.S. policies to reduce poverty throughout the world by focusing on three areas of U.S. economic policy:  just trade policies, effective foreign aid, and debt relief for the poorest countries.  The Campaign asked Catholics to

You can find historical information about the Campaign's activities here.

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