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Rice Bowl and Bananas

HAMULI’S STORY When banana trees die, Hamuli Kahati has nothing to sell. And his family has nothing to eat. That’s why it’s so important for farmers like Hamuli in…

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Catholicism, The Poor, and the Environment

While a professor at DePaul University, I have had the opportunity to learn about the intersection of my Catholic faith and the pressing environmental issues facing humanity today. Although…

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Organizing Catholics for Justice Congress

Check out our Facebook page for pictures from the Organizing Catholics for Justice Congress held on March 14, 2015! Get involved with building a more peaceful and just Chicago…

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Rice Bowl and Lebanon

Tanious Issa is 5 Years Old Before civil war broke out, 5-year-old Tanious Issa and his parents lived a good life in Syria. But in 2011, the family’s house…

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Rice Bowl Feeds Families in Niger

Life in Niger is ruled by the seasons. There’s the dry season, the hot season, the rainy season—and the hungry season. The hungry season comes every year, when food…

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Save Persecuted Christians!

Act now to save the persecuted Christians of the Middle East Middle East Christians are facing ongoing persecution and death. ISIS is waging genocide against Christians, Yezidis, and other…

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The Call to Compassion

Pope Francis has called the Church to a radical life of service to others, especially the poor and marginalized. Find out how you can respond to this call and…

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University Students Take Action Against Homelessness and Hunger

Recently I was blessed to talk with leaders in the Dominican University community who organize the Dominican Hunger Banquet, a recipient of the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Grant…

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Internship with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Catholic? Interested in fighting poverty? Intern with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) The Catholic Campaign for Human Development provides grants to self-help projects developed by grassroots groups of…

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Organize, Strategize, and Energize for Justice in Chicago

Go in peace to love and to serve the Lord! Most of us hear that phrase at least once a week at the dismissal after mass.  As we know, Christ’s…

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The Year of the Sacraments

This is the year to encounter Christ more deeply in the sacraments!

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