Advocate for Change

Advocate for Change

CRSCatholic Relief Services 

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. They are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching


Africa Faith and Justice Network

10The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a community of advocates for responsible U.S. relations with Africa of  which the Xaverian Missionaries USA is a member. AFJN stresses issues of peacebuilding, human rights and social justice that tie directly into Catholic social teaching. AFJN works closely with Catholic missionary congregations and numerous Africa-focused coalitions of all persuasions to advocate for U.S. economic and political policies that will benefit Africa’s poor majority, facilitate an end to armed conflict, establish equitable trade and investment with Africa and promote sustainable development.

Catholics Confront Global Poverty

The US Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services seek to educate and mobilize Catholics in the United States to defend the lives and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world, and urge our nation to act in response to the many faces of poverty.Advocate with us to confront the root causes of poverty worldwide—hunger, disease, conflict, and injustice—which disproportionately affect the lives of our impoverished brothers and sisters around the globe.


belovedcommunityPax Christi USA

Grounded in the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, Pax Christi USA (PCUSA) is a membership organization that rejects war, preparation for war, every form of violence and domination, and personal and systemic racism. As PCUSA, a section of Pax Christi International, we are a Catholic peace and justice movement that seeks to model the Peace of Christ in our witness to the mandate of the nonviolence of the Cross.

The National Council of Pax Christi USA, at its recent January 2016 meeting, reflected on the challenge of building of the Beloved Community.  In reading the signs of our times, we recognized the destructive political discourse currently gripping our society and call on all Pax Christi USA members and all people of good will to reject the language of violence and disrespect against women, Muslims, immigrants, communities of color and people living in poverty. Learn more.

Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX was a keynote speaker at their National Gathering in Maryland on August 14th.

Here is a transcript of his talk. August 14th talk final (1)


2015_01_15_reflection_photo1Global Catholic Climate Movement

“On climate change, there is a clear, definitive and ineluctable ethical imperative to act.”
— Pope Francis

The GCCM is a community of hundreds of thousands of Catholics responding to Pope Francis’ call to action in the Laudato Si’ encyclical. They are lay people, priests, religious, bishops and a global network of member organizations working together to tackle the climate change crisis.

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