CST Issues

Domestic Poverty

  • Catholic Charities USA: Founded in the spirit of Catholic values, teaching, and traditions, Catholic Charities vigorously advocates for the reduction of poverty and works to build a sense of solidarity among those in charitable ministries.
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development: The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops.

Global Poverty

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  • Catholic Relief Services: Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community and works to alleviate suffering and provide assistance to people in need in over 100 countries.
  • Caritas Internationalis: Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200 countries and territories.
  • Center of Concern: An international center dedicated to the study of issues relating to development, justice, and peace from a Christian perspective, the Center of Concern in Washington, D.C., works to promote economic and social justice in a global context.
  • USCCB on Global Poverty: This collaborative webpage by the USCCB and CRS advocates for U.S. policies that foster economic and social development for people living in poverty throughout the world.



  • Bread for the World: A collective Christian voice working to end hunger at home and abroad by advocating for changes in the policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist.     
  • Pax Christi USA: This organization is committed to peace education that strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence.
  • NETWORK: A Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace, educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation. 

Economic Justice for All

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Faithful Citizenship

  • Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility: Built around the United States bishops’ November 2007 reflection Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, this site offers a variety of resources related to Catholic teaching and political life. Included are resources for prayer, reflection, social action and education.


  • Transform Work: Transform Work (Brook House, Ouse Walk, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England PE29 3QW) is a clearinghouse of information and materials relating to the faith and work movement in England and elsewhere.
  • Dialogue on the Spirituality of Work: Greg Pierce, former president of the National Center for the Laity, hosts a cyberspace "Dialogue on the Spirituality of Work." Email for more information.
  • Catholic Labor Network
  • National Center for the Laity: Fr. Sinclair Ourbre (Catholic Labor Network) hosts the National Center for the Laity website.

Human Rights for Workers

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