Justice & Peace
Some resources on Justice and Peace address various social justice concerns rather than single issues found in other sections of this website. Identified below are some of the most active and helpful.
NETWORK defines itself and its mission as “a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace, educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation.” Its website lists the variety of issues it is currently addressing.
- Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good:
CACG defines its mission as promoting “the social justice mission of Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in American politics, media, and culture.” It does this by “working in alliance with other Catholic, faith, and social justice organizations in advocating for issues at the heart of Pope Francis and the Church’s ministry.”
- USCCB: Catholic Campaign for Human Development:
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is “the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ.” It provides direct assistance and education on poverty and its causes.
- SHARE El Salvador:
SHARE’s mission statement says that the organization “strengthens solidarity with and among the Salvadoran people in El Salvador and the United States in the struggle for economic sustainability, justice, and human and civil rights.”
They do this especially through education, advocacy, and major delegations to the country.
- Education for Justice:
A website of the Center of Concern, Education for Justice provides a variety of justice resources “designed to promote greater knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and highlight the connection between current world events and our faith. Living as a disciple in a globalized world requires both greater awareness of local and global justice issues and ongoing faith formation.”
- CREDO Action:
CREDO Action and CREDO Mobilize “direct millions of signatures, emails and calls to politicians and other key decision-makers. We make activism easy, so any CREDO member can become a highly effective campaigner for equality and social justice.”
- Faith in Public Life:
Faith in Public Life describes itself as “a strategy center for the faith community, advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good.” It perceives its unique role as “creating innovative communications and advocacy campaigns that enable the faith community’s progressive vision to impact society for the greater good.”
- Coalition on Human Needs:
The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is “an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition’s members include civil rights, religious, labor and professional organizations, service providers and those concerned with the well being of children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.”
- Social Justice Resource Center:
The Social Justice Resource Center states its mission as “to link faith to action by providing information and resources on the social issues of our time.” It provides resources on a variety of issues.