Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services invite Catholics throughout the U.S. to join this campaign "as we advocate for U.S. 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 human dignity.

Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me. - Matthew 25:40

You can learn more about the campaign here.