Browsing: World View
Our friends at Unbound invite you to consider sponsoring Danna, a three-year-old girl growing up in Ecuador. Through your sponsorship, this precious child 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.
Hurricane Matthew brought 145 mph winds, torrential rains and devastation to Haiti assuring a long season of recovery and rebuilding for one of the world’s poorest countries. More than ever, this year the children of that beleaguered nation who live in dire poverty—as well as the Dominican Republic—need the spiritual and emotional blessing the Box of Joy Christmas initiative will bring.
As people the world over celebrated, commemorated and even criticized the tiny Albanian nun and her outreach to India’s poorest, many in India notched up their enthusiasm to an understandably high degree. Marianna Bartholomew has the news from a missionary priest in India.
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.