Catholic Relief Services complements its humanitarian and development work and experience with policy analysis and advocacy to address the root causes of poverty, conflict and marginalization. CRS examines the issues that are dramatically impacting the safety and well-being of poor and vulnerable people worldwide. Our work is based on the principles of Catholic social teaching, primary among them the protection of the dignity of the human person.
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- U.S. Catholic Bishops Urge Secretary of State to Pursue an Israeli–Hamas Ceasefire
- CRS Applauds Lawmakers’ Call to Address Root Causes of Migration
- CRS to Senate: Violence Is Driving Surge in Unaccompanied Children
- Reforms to Food Aid in the Farm Bill will Help Spur Local Markets
- CRS Questions the Administration’s Decision to Repatriate Unaccompanied Children from Central America
2011 - present
- Testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
- Testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration
- CRS Advises Senate Subcommittee on Improving "Feed the Future" Program
- Peruvian Archbishop Decries Devastating Environmental Effects of Smelting Operation in Congressional Testimony
- Testimony for Subcommittee on International Trade Monetary Policy and Trade Given by Bishop Nicolas Djomo Lola, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Congo
- CRS Congratulates Ken Hackett on his Confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
- Bishop Kicanas and Pates Urge Kerry to Work for Syria Ceasefire
- Catholic Leaders Call for Farm Bill that Supports Hungry People and Family Farmers
- Bishops, CRS ask Congress for 'Circle of Protection' for Most Vulnerable
- Congress Urged to Pass the Water for the World Act
- CRS and U.S. Bishops Preserve Aid to the World's Poor
- CRS Joins Coalition Urging Senators to Press SEC on Congo Conflict Mineral Regulations
- Proposed Foreign Aid Cuts "Morally Unacceptable, Even Deadly"
- U.S. Catholic Bishops and CRS Urge Congress to Keep Poorest in Mind in Reducing Deficit and Debt
- USCCB and CRS Call for Special Envoy, Comprehensive Strategy for DRS and Great Lakes Region
- Deportations to Haiti Should be Halted, Say USCCB Migration Committee Chair and Chairman of Catholic Relief Services