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Resources for Catholic Response to Refugees & Migrants

The Church's social teachings tell us that all people have the right to live in conditions worthy of human life. We have compiled several resources for you to use in your community to live out in holiness our baptismal call to love our neighbor, especially our vulnerable refugee & migrant sisters and brothers.


April 2017 Good News Newsletter

View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including April 2016.

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Living with Dignity and Freedom From Oppression

April 27, 2017. An event of the Multifaith Coalition to Address Human Trafficking Through the Lens of Compassion.


The Catholic Relief Services Collection

Thank you for your support of the CRS Collection on March 25-26!


CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl is a Catholic Relief Services Lenten program of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving. Resources for parishes, schools and families.


2017 Rice Bowl grants process is now open!

The 2017 grant process is now open through May 5, 2017. The Missions Office accepts grant applications from parishes, schools and organizations in western Washington that work toward the alleviation of hunger and poverty in the Archdiocese of Seattle area.

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2017 CCHD local grant application process is now open!

The 2017 local grant application process is open from March 1-May 5, 2017. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development supports projects which seek to change social, political or eco-nomic conditions that perpetuate poverty.

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Who Is My Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State

A pastoral letter from the Catholic bishops of Washington State, along with a study guide and a video, is available for online viewing and ordering. Suggested use: small group sharing during Lent.


Syria and other global emergencies and CRS responses

Whether the disasters are rooted in civil strife or natural causes, millions of innocent people have found their lives in turmoil. Your Catholic Relief Services teams and local partners are on the ground providing vital assistance.


Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): On Care for Our Common Home

Resources for Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and climate change

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Advocacy: Sign up for Catholics Confront Global Poverty (CCGP)

Learn how you can join other U.S. Catholics 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.


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