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Office of Justice and Peace

The Office of Justice and Peace promotes Catholic social teaching to Catholic Charities’ programs and the wider Catholic community. This office coordinates the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Parish Social Ministry, and JustFaith activities in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The office also seeks funding for Catholic Charities’ poverty programs and is involved in legislative advocacy.

Catholic Campaign For Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) works to end poverty in the Archdiocese of New Orleans by supporting community organizations that address the root causes of poverty. The CCHD was founded in 1969 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to Pope Paul VI’s call to support the “development of peoples.” In 2015, four organizations in our archdiocese received national CCHD grant awards including the New Orleans Master Crafts Guild, the Northshore Housing Initiative, The Micah Project and Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children.

The second collection to support the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will be on November 19 and 20, 2016 in all parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services, led by the commitment of the Bishops of the United States, assists the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS upholds the sacredness and dignity of human life, fosters justice and charity and embodies Catholic social teaching. In an effort to promote human development, CRS responds to emergencies, fights disease and poverty and nurtures peaceful, just societies. CRS assists people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.

The Office of Justice and Peace facilitates the CRS Rice Bowl collection, which helps feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty and bring shelter to the homeless around the world.

JustFaith Ministries

JustFaith forms, informs and transforms people of faith by offering programs and resources that sustain them in their commitment to build a just, peaceful world. JustFaith was formed as an effort to invite and prepare people of faith for the life-changing and world-changing call of the Gospel to help heal the world.

The Office of Justice and Peace helps organize and support JustFaith programs throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

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