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Learn about U.S. Poverty / Conoce sobre la pobreza en los Estados Unidos

PovertyUSA.org and PobrezaUSA.org include facts about poverty, an Interactive Poverty Map, a Poverty Tour video, and Stories of Hope about how communities are addressing poverty’s root causes. MORE >

Learn About Global Poverty

ConfrontGlobalPoverty.org features stories, videos, webcasts, and action alerts to help Catholics act in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the globe. MORE >

Stack of the Deck Illustration of the Root Causes of Poverty / Las cartas marcadas de la baraja: Una ilustración de las causas fundamentales de la pobreza

This activity illustrates how a person's background, experiences, and choices can impact his or her opportunities and economic status. MORE >

Multi-Media Youth Contest / Concurso Juvenil de Artes Multimedia

This contest helps youth learn about poverty in the U.S., its causes, and the response of the Church. After learning, youth become educators of others through their artwork. MORE >

Ending Poverty in Community (EPIC) Toolkit

This toolkit helps young people learn about and respond to poverty in the U.S. in the light of their faith. MORE >

CRS Education: Going Global with Youth

Access activities, lesson plans, simulations, prayer services and other resources on global issues from Catholic Relief Services. MORE >

Hunger Awareness Experience / Experiencia de concientización sobre el hambre

Spend time in the shoes of people who go hungry to learn about global issues, deepen faith, and learn how to bring change to the world. MORE >

Notes for Neighbors Newsletter

Sign up for this newsletter from the U.S. Catholic bishops to join others in loving our neighbors near and far. MORE >

Explore U.S. and Global Issues with the Bishops

Learn more about the bishops' work on the margins in the United States and around the world. MORE >

A Process for Group Discernment

This process can help us discern how God is calling us to act together. MORE >

Two Feet of Love in Action: Which is Your Weaker Foot? / Los dos pies del amor en acción: ¿Cuál es tu pie más débil?

We can respond to the call to put love in action by addressing both short-term and long term problems. MORE >

Doing Social Analysis

The reflection-action process can help us examine issues from a faith perspective. MORE >

The New Evangelization and Social Justice

This resource explains why work for justice is essential to the New Evangelization. MORE >

How to Make Service Truly Transformational

Choose service sites that offer face-to-face interaction, and help participants ask "why" questions and engage in action to address the causes of problems. MORE >

Transformed by Eucharist, Sent on Mission: A Service Learning Retreat Experience

This retreat experience guides participants through a relational service experience, reflection, learning about root causes, and action to transform injustice. MORE >

Guide for Mission Trips

This guide from Bread for the World can help mission trip coordinators before, during and after their trip. MORE >

Find Your Local Catholic Charities Agency

Connect with your local Catholic Charities agency to find out about efforts to assist persons who are poor and vulnerable—and how you can get involved. MORE >

Find a Long-term Service Program

Search the Catholic Volunteer Network’s RESPONSE directory to find a long-term volunteer program that is right for you. MORE >

Pray, Learn and Fast for Those in Poverty / Ora, aprende y ayuna por los que sufren pobreza

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services' Lenten faith formation program that connects Catholics in the U.S. with those in poverty around the world through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. MORE >

Videos – Communities Taking Action

These videos show how real communities have responded, with the Church’s help, to issues facing their communities. MORE >

Videos – Young Catholics Putting Faith in Action

These videos tell the stories of several faith-inspired young adult Catholics who are leading efforts for change in their communities. MORE >

Join Local Community Development Efforts

Use the Poverty Map to find out what anti-poverty organizations are near you that receive funding from the U.S. bishops' Catholic Campaign for Human Development. MORE >

Preaching the Social Doctrine of the Church

Excerpts from a series by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace reflect on the connection between Scripture and Catholic social teaching. MORE >

Preach Solidarity: CRS Global Fellows

Priests, deacons and seminarians experience CRS' work and then preach and share personal stories with faith communities around the U.S. MORE >