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- CRS' efforts to help people on the move.
- What the U.S. Catholic Bishops have said about migration.
- The Interfaith Platform for Humane U.S. Immigration Reform in 2009.
- The Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative and how it is addressing migration.
- CRS' priority policy issues for 2009-2010.
- CRS' advocacy work and how you can make a difference in the CRS newsletter, The Advocate.
- Who your elected officials are and how to contact them.
- Visit the CRS Action Center for our latest action alerts.
- Join the CRS Advocacy Network to receive action alerts and information about our advocacy efforts.
- Join our advocacy webcasts. These monthly interactive sessions with our staff and partners are where you can learn about our priority issues, ask questions, and find out how you can be part of the solution to global problems.
- Be one in a million. Join the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative by CRS and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and help us attain our goal of reaching out to one million people.
- Give to CRS. Our work around the globe would not be possible without the generosity of our many supporters in the United States.
The Catholic Church has a long and rich history of promoting and protecting the dignity and basic rights of refugees and migrants throughout the world. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was originally established to respond to the needs of uprooted peoples. Today we continue this tradition by responding to the needs of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), economic migrants and victims of human trafficking. Poverty, injustice and armed conflict continue to forcibly displace millions of people across the globe.
CRS Policy Position
CRS supports both the right of people to remain in their country in safety and with conditions worthy of human dignity as well as the protection and promotion of the rights of those who have little alternative but to migrate or flee their homes. CRS also supports efforts to address the root causes of displacement, as well as to respond to the needs of uprooted people.