Partner Resources

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Engage Your Faith Community with Our Partner Resources

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.

Diocesan Director Resources

To make CRS Diocesan Directors’ jobs easier, we offer a Diocesan Director Orientation and the Diocesan Director’s Toolkit.

Best Practices

Link to CRS from Your Website

Catholic Relief Services’ website is a great resource for your diocesan colleagues, youth groups, parish social action committees and those interested and concerned about our global community. Make sure that people in your diocese have easy access to the CRS website by creating a link from your home page to ours. Contact your site’s Webmaster and supply him/her with the code found at the bottom of this page.

If you send out an electronic newsletter you can also use this code in that publication to direct people to the CRS website.

It’s simple. It’s fast. It’s economical. Keep people connected!

If you have questions please contact Jacklyn Ireland.

To create a link to the CRS website, insert the following HTML code into your website design:

<a href="http://www.crs.org/" target="_self">place link text or image of your choice here</a>

To use CRS' logo by calling it from its location on CRS' website, use this code:

<a title="Catholic Relief Services" href="http://crs.org/"><img src="http://crs.org/_images/page-layout/interior-page-header-logo.gif" alt="crs" /></a>

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. Operations Call Center at 866-608-5978.

Water for Life DVD and Study Guide

The Water for Life DVD 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. Operations Call Center at 866-608-5978 or e-mail [email protected].

Global Emergency Updates

View latest snapshots of Catholic Relief Services' ongoing emergency responses and recovery activities around the world.

September 2017 Global Emergency Update

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 DOMESTIC PROGRAMS (click to expand)

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.

RESOURCE SITES (click to expand)

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.

Have questions?

Do you need information on the resources that would best suit your needs? Please contact your regional office or the U.S. Operations Call Center at 866-608-5978.