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USCCB, CRS: speak with representatives about Holy Land, unaccompanied children

Catholic World News - August 06, 2014

Catholics Confront Global Poverty, a joint initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services, has asked Catholics to speak with their congressional representatives about peace in the Holy Land and unaccompanied minor children.

“August is when Members of Congress return to their home districts to reconnect with constituents,” Catholics Confront Global Poverty stated in a recent e-mail. “That makes August the perfect time for you and others from your parish or diocese to meet with your Representative and Senators to raise issues that are important to you and our Church family.”

“The ongoing violence in the Holy Land and the humanitarian emergency of unaccompanied children at our border need our attention,” the e-mail continued.

“Encourage your friends, family, or fellow parishioners to join you. Next, contact your legislator’s district office to request a meeting … We invite you to use our action alerts and talking points to help prepare for your district visit.”

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  • Posted by: ElizabethD - Aug. 07, 2014 11:21 AM ET USA

    One thing I notice on the Catholics Confront Global Poverty website is that the Council of Major Superiors of Men is one of their partner organizations but not the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (which has its offices in the same building as the CMSM).

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