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.”
The second collection to support the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will be on November 20 and 21, 2021 in all parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
This year, the campaign will support Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative, a community land trust and housing rights organization committed to creating sustainable, democratic and economically just neighborhoods and communities in 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.