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Catholic Relief Services
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Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We 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 as we act to:
- Promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,
- Serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.
As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.
CRS Programs and Outreach
- Rebuilding Hope In Haiti
- Catholic Relief Services Collection, which takes place every Lent, gives hope to a world in need through both emergency relief and long-term development projects including agricultural partnerships, microfinance projects and health initiatives.
- Food Fast, CRS Econcomic Justice Program and Operation Rice Bowl, Campus Connection, Peace in Sudan, Catholics Confront Global Poverty
- Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade including Fair Trade Coffee, Fair Trade Crafts, Fair Trade Chocolate and the Fair Trade Fund. CRS Fair Trade products can be ordered online!
- Catholic Relief Services Campaigns including; Africa Rising, Hope and Healing; Catholics Confront Global Poverty, Justice for Immigrants and Holy Land 2011.
- Para los recursos en español.