The Social Action Office of the Diocese of Cleveland seeks to shape a more caring society and a more peaceful world through justice education, advocacy, community development and organizing. Our work is based on the call of the Gospel to work for the respect and dignity of all human life, the elimination of poverty, to speak out against injustice, and to promote the common good. The office is composed of County-based social action offices, and office for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Relief Services which includes the Council on Global Solidarity.
NEWS & EVENTS
Vatican to Support Help for ‘Humanitarian Emergency’ of Child Migrants
July 15, 2014 (CNS) MEXICO CITY - The Vatican’s secretary of state pledged full support for addressing the issue of child migrants streaming out of Central America in search of safety and family reunification in the United States.
Pope Francis, meanwhile, described the situation a “humanitarian emergency” and called for the international community to act. Speaking at the Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretariat July 14, Cardinal Pietro Parolin repeated a recent call of bishops in five countries for Catholics and society at large to lend a helping hand for the thousands of young migrants travelling through Mexico and often arriving unaccompanied in the United States. Read More
- Reacting to Surge in Unaccompanied Children Crossing Border…(USCCB)
- Unaccompanied Minors Fact Sheet (USCCB)
Tell Congress: I care about peace in the Central African Republic
In March 2013, rebels mostly from outside the Central African Republic (CAR) overthrew the government and imposed an arbitrary and violent rule. After the rebels themselves were forced out of power, local militia initiated revenge attacks, throwing the country’s already fragile situation into a state of crisis… Read More
Catholic Campaign for Human Development Grants and Awards
Bishop Richard Lennon recognized all the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grant winners and Fr. David F. Fallon Award winners on June 18, and he presented the awards for their social justice efforts. Read More2014 CCHD Luncheon Program