Webcast: Shaping a Budget that Confronts Global Poverty

Please join Catholic Relief Services and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
for an online Catholics Confront Global Poverty discussion on:

Hope Springs Eternal: Shaping a Budget that Confronts Global Poverty

Stephen Colecchi – Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Bill O’Keefe Senior Director for Advocacy, Catholic Relief Services

April 27, 2011
1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

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Congress recently passed and the President signed into law the budget that funds U.S. government activities through September 30, 2011. The FY 2011 budget cut poverty-focused international assistance by more than 8 percent.

We are bracing for more drastic cuts in the next budget cycle now that Congress has begun working on the FY 2012 budget that will fund U.S. government activities from October 1, 2011 until September 30, 2012.

Join the webcast to learn more about what this agreement means for our brothers and sisters who are poor and vulnerable overseas.

Join us for:
• An update on U.S. funding that supports poor and marginalized people around the world;

• A discussion with CRS and USCCB staff about this critical policy issue and the Church’s work to address it;

• A review of USCCB and CRS’ policy recommendations for how U.S. policymakers can support poor and marginalized people based on Catholic social teaching and our experience; and

• Information about how Catholics in the U.S., through the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative, can help protect critical, life-saving programs.

For More Information:
• Learn more about the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative at www.crs.org/globalpoverty or www.usccb.org/globalpoverty.

• Join now: www.crs.org/ccgp

• Read a Letter to the House on FY 2012 Budget Resolution by Bishop Stephen E. Blaire and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard.

• Read “Taking a Moral Stand on the Budget” by the USCCB and CRS staff.

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