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To Go Forth is a blog of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD). The blog takes its inspiration from Pope Francis’ challenge to go forth to the “peripheries” to share the Good News and stand in solidarity with those suffering poverty and injustice.


Remarks from Ogechi Akalegbere, the 2021 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award Winner

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Thank you, Bishop O’Connell, Cardinal Gregory, and the Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development for this award. Before I can stand here and share of myself.  Before I can truly give thanks, I have to invite in the One who works through all things that inspire me, all things that frighten but push me. I must call upon the One who moves and shakes up my life for good.

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