Peace & Justice

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

Monday, March 12, 2007

Operation Rice Bowl

You probably already know that Operation Rice Bowl is the official Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, and calls Catholics in the United States to reach out in solidarity with the poor around the world through the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving. By participating in these four activities, we come to understand our call to be a part of one global community. The latest e-mail from CRS recommends, among other things:
Instead of giving something up this week, take something on. Set aside some time to understand and act upon the root causes of global poverty. CRS campaigns such as the Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty and the Africa Campaign provide ways to stand in solidarity with some of the world's poorest people. Securing the foreign assistance that funds development programs, increasing food aid to struggling countries, ending conflict in war-torn regions all are areas where citizens can urge their elected officials to act. Learn how by signing up for the CRS Legislative Network.