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Resources

International

Catholic Fund for Overseas Development

CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International. Across the world they bring hope and compassion to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. They work with people of all faiths and none.

Center of Concern

A Washington, D.C. Catholic group providing moral vision, expert analysis and leadership to end hunger, poverty, environmental decline and injustice in the US and the world. They explore and analyze global issues and social structures from an ethical perspective based on Catholic Social Teaching and provide tools to address these issues.

GreenPeace International

GreeenPeace believes "in the public's right to know about what's happening to our planet. Our investigations expose environmental crimes and the people, companies and governments that need to be held responsible."

OXFAM International

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

An organization of Maryknoll missioners world-wide working for peace, justice, sustainable human and environmental development and global solidarity.

Progressio

Inspired by our Catholic roots, and building on 75 years' experience of development, Progressio believes poor and marginalised people can gain the power to transform their lives.

Stop Trafficking!

An organization comprised of religious congregations working with other organizations to promote awareness of human trafficking, to heal and empower victims of human trafficking and advocate for elimination of trafficking.

United Nations

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations is guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

Waging Nonviolence: a People Powered News and Analysis

Waging Nonviolence is a website and e-magazine that delivers weekly news about nonviolent struggles for justice around the world. It also contains regular columns about nonviolence in daily life.

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American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, they nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

Bread for the World

Bread for the World is a collective of Christian voices urging our nation's decision-makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Moved by God's grace in Jesus Christ, they advocate for a world without hunger.

Care2.com

A site whose goal is to make it easy for people to live a healthy, green lifestyle and impact the causes they care about. It sends emails urging action on ecological and health matters.

Center for Biological Diversity

At the Center for Biological Diversity is the belief that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants.

CODEPINK

A women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect their resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities.

Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill to protect and restore imperiled wildlife across North America and around the world to ensure a future for the wildlife and wild places we all love.

Detention Watch Network

(DWN) is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to expose and challenge the injustices of the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for profound change that promotes the rights and dignity of all persons.

Earth Justice

Fights for the right of all to a healthy environment. Earth Justice wields the power of law and the strength of partnership to take on critical environmental issues and bring about positive change. They exist because Earth needs a good lawyer.

EarthLight

A seedbed and greenhouse of eco-spiritual writing, artwork and video brought to you by the EarthLight Community in Oakland, California featuring original work and links to the evolving world of earth-inclusive spirituality

EPI (Economic Policy Institute)

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low-and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security. To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America. They publish outstanding reports, charts and graphics on the state of working America.

Environmental Defense Coalition

US nonprofit organization of 400,000 members that combines science and economics to: 1) work for innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems and 2) protect the rights of all to clean air, clean water, healthy food and flourishing ecosystems.

Guided by science and economics, their mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Friends Committee on National Legislation

US Quaker organization working for peace, justice, human sustainable development, and environmental integrity and an excellent resource for current news, advocacy tools and resources on important issues.

Humane Society of the United States

Provides hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year along with their affiliates, and professionalizes the field through education and training for local organizations. They are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. They are driving transformational change in the U.S. and around the world by combating large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and the wildlife trade.

Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center

Sixteen religious communities (including CSJPs) in the Pacific Northwest working with other organizations for just structures in the church and world.

NETWORK

US Catholic progressive voice working to influence Congress in favor of peace and justice. Through lobbying and legislative advocacy, they strive to close the gap between rich and poor and to dismantle policies rooted in racism, greed and violence.

Pax Christi

Grounded in the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, Pax Christi USA (PCUSA) is a membership organization that rejects war, preparation for war, every form of violence and domination, and personal and systemic racism. As PCUSA, a section of Pax Christi International, we are a Catholic peace and justice movement that seeks to model the Peace of Christ in our witness to the mandate of the nonviolence of the Cross.

Public Citizen

Public Citizen serves as the people's voice in the nation's capital. Since their founding in 1971, they have delved into an array of areas, but their work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.

Sierra Club

Nonprofit US lobbying, advocacy and teaching organization working to preserve America's wilderness, wildlife, national parks, clean air and clean water.

Sojourners

An ecumenical Christian ministry working for global spiritual renewal and social justice. They provide updates on key issues and advocacy tools and resources.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Throughout their history, UCS has followed the example set by the scientific community: share information, seek the truth, and let the findings guide the conclusions.

Water 1st

Water 1st International is a nonprofit organization helping people in developing countries implement water, sanitation and hygiene education projects. Water 1st works through locally-based partner organizations to support the implementation of projects that include the provision of drinking water, hygiene education, and sanitary latrines.

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Christian Aid

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. They provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Child Poverty Action Group

They want a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. To that end, CPA campaigns and lobbies to make this a reality, and maximise family incomes through our welfare rights work, publications and training.

Friends of the Earth

Campaigns for solutions to environmental problems through an honest, accurate and open approach. They are a member of Friends of the Earth International, which has groups in more than 75 countries, including Scotland. They also have a network of more than 200 local groups.

Global Justice Now

A democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. They mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south. They were previously known as the World Development Movement.

GreenChristian

Believes we are responsible for our impact on God's creation as a whole. Green Christian helps members to understand and relate these responsibilities to their faith. Members can then encourage others in their local church to think seriously about these issues. Green Christian was formed in 1981, and formally constituted in 1982 and supports Christians from all backgrounds and traditions.

Pax Christi

US and UK Catholic organization that promotes peacemaking and works to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ through Christian nonviolence, justice, sustainable human and environmental development.

Refugee Council in the UK

The Refugee Council is one of the leading charities in the UK offering support and advice to people who are seeking asylum. The UK asylum process is complex, and frequent changes to legislation can make it a difficult system to understand. Asylum seekers are some of the most vulnerable people in society and they are often misrepresented in the media.

Trocaire

Trócaire is the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Trócaire was established in 1973 as a way for Irish people to donate to development and emergency relief abroad. Their dual mandate is to support the most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty at home.

War on Want

Based in Britain, War on Want is a movement of people who are committed to global justice. Tens of thousands of members, supporters and activists give their time and money to take part in War on Want's work each year. Many hundreds of thousands join forces in the social movements, trade unions and workers' organisations that are War on Want's partners around the world. Millions more benefit from the victories won together.

WaterAid

Their vision is a world where everyone, everywhere has safe water, sanitation and hygiene. An international charity based in England dedicated to helping people escape the stranglehold of poverty and disease caused by living without safe water and sanitation.

"We are consciously choosing to shape the future rather than allowing the future to shape us."

Sheila Lemieux, CSJP