Browsing: World View
Catholic Relief Services reminds us that in our reflection on the Blessed Mother, we see a refugee, a heartbroken parent, a mother burying her child. We see the sorrows of our world, and by contemplating them, we encounter one another in deepening solidarity.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been supporting education in Afghanistan since 2003, building community-based classrooms. Now parents can send their children to school instead of to work in the fields.
For most of us, spiritual thirst is the only dire thirst we will ever know. We may experience physical thirst temporarily, but the constant lack of access to clean water that will bring us life and relief and physical hope and possibility? We will likely never know that kind of thirst. Colleen C. Mitchell shows how you can help those without access to clean drinking water.
There is a counter-narrative tied to Syrian children that is far less visible but equally resonant: it’s that of hope. CRS social worker Robin Contino descibes a unique program that brings smiles to children in distress.
Our friends at Unbound invite you to consider sponsoring Hopat, an seven-year-old boy growing up in the India. Through your sponsorship, Hopat will receive tangible support such as education and nutrition and will be a part of Unbound’s worldwide mission to end the cycle of poverty.
During her lifetime, Mother Teresa was consistently one of the most admired humans walking our Earth. That has continued since her death in 1997. Rebecca Kates Lemke of Catholic Relief Services offers 5 ways to live a full and fulfilling life like Mother Teresa.
Making a radical leap of faith, Colleen Mitchell packed her family’s belongings and necessities into 12 suitcases, embarking “sight unseen on a journey of redemption” to the poorest area of Costa Rica, unsure of what lay before them. Judy Klein tells the story.
Before Al Nhadzar of the Philippines was sponsored at age 12, he hoped for a sponsor not only to help with his education, but to have a friend in another part of the world. Al Nhadzar, who goes by Al, found that friend in Unbound sponsor Patricia of New York.
In preparation for the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is releasing a collection of photographs and videos of staff who served with her and the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s.
See how Catholic Relief Services is helping families in Kenya with disabled children emerge from the social shadows.
CRS’s CST 101 videos bring the themes of Catholic social teaching (the Church’s collective wisdom and teaching on the values and Christian vision of a just society) to life and inspire us to put our faith into action.