Engage Your Faith Community with Our Partner Resources and Ways to Give
CRS is committed to helping CRS Diocesan Directors and our partners promote social justice and solidarity through the lens of Catholic social teaching. Check out all our helpful tools, resources and capacity-building opportunities and ways .
Diocesan Director Resources
Your best practices, ideas and lessons learned are important resources! Please take a few minutes to e-mail us your experiences and view best practices from other dioceses and communities throughout the United States. And don’t forget to include your photos!
Partnership Newsletter Archives
You’ll find archived copies of our bimonthly Partnership Newsletter in our newsletter library. If you are not currently receiving a copy of our newsletter, email [email protected] or call the U.S. Church Engagement Call Center at 866-608-5978.
Water for Life Video and Study Guide
The Water for Life video illustrates the work of Catholic Relief Services in partnership with the National Council of Catholic Women in responding to the critical need for safe water in developing countries. To order copies of the Water for Life DVD and study guide, please call the U.S. Church Engagement Call Center at 866-608-5978 or e-mail [email protected].
Global Emergency Updates
View Catholic Relief Services global emergency updates of ongoing emergency responses and recovery activities around the world.
Link to CRS From Your Website
See sidebar at right to link to CRS from your website for easy access to information about where we serve, the CRS Newswire, CRS Voices and more.
CRS Resource for Your Parish Flyer
Introduce parishes in your diocese to CRS programs and resources using the CRS Resources for Your Parish flyer. It is also available in the CRS Ministry Resource Center, with materials to help parishes integrate global solidarity into the community’s faith life. Consider using this flyer as a leave-behind resource for your meetings with parish staff.
Resources for Leaders of Hispanic Ministry is a collection of resources to help engage Spanish-speaking Catholics in CRS’s work.
Other CRS Sites You Need
CRS programs and resources make it easy for your parish to stay involved in the global mission of the Church year-round.
CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for parishes, schools and families. The program invites Catholics to live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the three Lenten pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
CRS Ethical Trade is a partnership based on dialogue, transparency and respect in seeking greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to—and securing the rights of—marginalized producers and workers, especially in the Southern Hemisphere.
CRS Education is a dedicated online site with lesson plans, simulations activities, prayer services, stories, web links and other opportunities to explore global issues through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. Use this resource to inspire young people and educators alike.
Food Fast is a 24-hour hunger awareness retreat for Catholic youth. By spending 24 hours in the shoes of people who go hungry, Catholic youth deepen their faith and strengthen their yearning to bring change to our world.
CRS University connects college and university communities to global issues of social justice such as hunger, water, human trafficking, migration, HIV and AIDS, and international poverty.
Global Fellows are priests, deacons and seminarians who have experienced the work of Catholic Relief Services in some of the world’s poorest countries. They bring to parishes in the United States a vision of a just world and an invitation to help end global poverty through talks including their personal stories.
The CRS Ministry Resource Center is an archive of educational and advocacy resources for the Catholic community.
Catholics Confront Global Poverty represents the official voice of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States on policy issues related to improving the lives of poor and vulnerable people worldwide.
CRS Newswire is your source for the latest information on disaster response as well as background on CRS programs that promote development in nearly 100 countries around the world.
Voices is Catholic Relief Services’ official blog. It features stories on a variety of topics, from emergencies to microfinance.
CRS’ Technical Publications share practical information with others whose work or interests in international development intersect with our own.
CRSEspañol.org - Visit this site for the latest information written in Spanish on disaster response and CRS programs that promote development around the world.
Emergency Response and Recovery: When disaster strikes around the world, Catholic Relief Services and our partners move quickly to provide life-saving assistance to those in need. Link to the latest CRS emergency response and recovery information.
Ways to Give: The needs of our brothers and sisters around the world are ongoing. Catholic Relief Services receives contributions through many means that help strengthen our responses to emergencies and programs which aid: education, counseling and care for children, housing, livelihood support and much more. Visit the Ways to Give site to view how individuals, parishes and organizations in your diocese can donate to CRS in ways that fit their passion.
Do you need information on the resources that would best suit your needs? Please contact your regional office or the U.S. Church Engagement Call Center at 866-608-5978.