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Encountering One Another in the Diverse Body of Christ

This video explores how welcoming others, engaging in conversation, and sharing stories and ideas, opens new doorways to experience the unity of the Body of Christ. MORE >

Rural Parishes Educate And Serve Together

After our parishes became a region, we worked to educate and involve parishioners in social justice, service and relief. MORE >

Reaching Across Cultures To Seek Immigration Reform

We work together with the leaders of Hispanic movements and communities active in our parishes to work for immigration reform. MORE >

Webinar on Best Practices for Multicultural Parishes

This webinar explores how different ethnic communities can become one faith community and outline the Six Stages of Intercultural Sensitivity. MORE >

Building Intercultural Competencies

This guide shares knowledge, attitudes, and skills that are essential when working in intercultural and interracial settings. MORE >

Students Support DREAMers

Our students imitate Christ's example by welcoming and supporting DREAMers MORE >

Parish Celebrates Diversity, Forms Leaders Of Many Ethnicities

We ensure that leadership of our parish mirrors the diversity of our community, and coordinate opportunities for everyone to pray, learn and act together. MORE >

Welcoming Our Brothers and Sisters with Disabilities

Here are resources to ensure meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the life of the Church and society. MORE >

Celebrating The Diversity Of All God's Children

We celebrate the diversity of our Church through cultural events, celebrations connected to popular cultural days, a leadership formation institute, a professional mentorship program, and a March for Immigrants. MORE >

Developing Diverse Leaders: Best Practices for Shared Parishes

This excerpt from the U.S. bishops’ Best Practices for Shared Parishes: So That They May All Be One, focuses on development of diverse leaders within one parish. MORE >

Skills Building

A Catholic Charities USA parish social ministry director reflects on key skill areas for social ministry leaders and offers tips for success. MORE >

Reaching Out To Protect Community Health And Care For Creation

We spent years building relationships with other faith communities, neighbors, and civil leaders, which helped us protect community health and the environment. MORE >

Art In Action! Youth Use Art To Fight Landmines

Inspired by Pslam 34:15, we created a student club that works to end the use of landmines and cluster bombs. MORE >

What Does a Well-Run Meeting Look Like?

Get tips about preparation and facilitation for running a meeting effectively. MORE >

Best Practices for Social Justice Committees

Consider these best practices for social justice committees, such as being faith-centered, organized, creative, relational, focused on justice, educating for action, and in for the long haul. MORE >

Seminarians Work For Human Life, Peace And Social Justice

I'm Fr. Desmond Drummer. During my priestly formation, I participated in the Peace and Justice/Gospel of Life Apostolate. MORE >

Teens Put Catholic Social Teaching In Action At Youth Retreat

Teens in our diocese gather at a retreat to do service and explore the root causes of problems facing the community. MORE >

The Parish in the Neighborhood: Making the Word Become Flesh

Msgr. Charles Pope reflects on how his parish community has helped make the Word become flesh in the neighborhood. MORE >

Practicing Solidarity And Sustainability Through CRS Rice Bowl

We used CRS Rice Bowl to pray and learn about global poverty, and a Rice Bowl grant to create a parish garden. MORE >

Developing Parish Leaders through Community Development / Desarrollar líderes parroquiales a través del desarrollo de la comunidad

Fr. Toribio Guerrero describes how empowering parishioners to be active in the community also helped them develop leadership skills and grew his parish community. MORE >

Empowering People In Poverty To Collaborate And Advocate

We empower people living in poverty to change the systems that keep them in poverty. MORE >

Meet Mary: An Introduction to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

CCHD is the U.S. Catholic bishops’ anti-poverty program which supports groups of low-income people to make change in their communities. MORE >

Youth Put Faith In Action Through Global Solidarity

Our bilingual youth event included prayer and activities to help youth reflect on the challenges for people their age in other parts of the world. MORE >

University Helps Students Address Community-Identified Needs And Initiate Social Change

Our students integrate their learning about Catholic social thought with local and global participation in social justice initiatives that support community-led solutions to local and global problems. MORE >

Collaborating with Other Faith Traditions

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ Secretariat for Ecumenical and Religious Affairs offers these examples of how we can collaborate with other faith traditions to be salt and light in our communities. MORE >