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Volume 47
Number 4
The magazine of Catholic Charities USA

Charities USA Volume 47, Number 4


Promoting healing and change: Applying lessons learned from Ferguson to today

In our daily work at Catholic Charities, we accompany people who are in need, many who are particularly vulnerable. In our diocese and many others, this includes a disproportionate number of our Black brothers and sisters, who have been individually and systemically marginalized. The killing of George Floyd and subsequent civil unrest highlighted what we…
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What connects the tragic killings of George Floyd and Freddie Gray

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer who knelt on his neck for a continuous eight minutes and forty-six seconds while arresting him for the alleged use of a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. There are no words to express the mixture of outrage and sorrow that this footage elicits.…
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Creating an inclusive workplace

At Catholic Charities, Jackson, Mississippi, we operate by a written equity statement to guide us in our interactions and relationships at work: We acknowledge the inherent dignity of each person regardless of race, faith, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or background. We believe in being compassionate to all individuals who come through our doors. This…
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Keeping Baltimore's streets safe one corner at a time (Audio)

Greg Marshburn Greg Marshburn, director of the Safe Streets of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, talks about how his program interrupts neighborhood violence and encourages positive outcomes. The Safe Streets program is making a difference in the lives of the people they serve, helping them to choose a path that rejects violence and embraces actions and…
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Work for racial justice in Baltimore (Audio)

Kevin Creamer Kevin Creamer, director of St. Edward's Workforce Development Center, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, discusses his work and how it relates to the effort for racial justice. Creamer talks about the commitment Catholic Charities has made to try to make a difference in predominately African American neighborhoods that are poor and without resources by…
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Remembering George Floyd: Getting involved and making a change for the better

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Editor’s Column

David Werning As we were preparing this issue of the magazine on the work for racial justice, the encyclical Fratelli tutti by Pope Francis was released. The main theme of the encyclical is fraternity and social friendship, which Pope Francis exhorts the entire human community to embrace and practice following the model of the Good… > More

CCUSA Update

Celebrating Catholic Charities’ 110 years of serving people across the United States Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD | Cardinal Luis Tagle | Bishop Frank Dewane On Friday, September 25, 2020, a special Mass of thanksgiving was offered in celebration of Catholic Charities' 110 years of responding to the needs of people across the U.S. The… > More

Network Notes

Catholic Charities of Oregon provides legal services for immigrant community As a result of the recent wildfires in Southern Oregon, Catholic Charities of Oregon has learned that one of our parish communities -- Sacred Heart in Medford – reports that more than 150 parish families have lost their homes and thousands more are currently displaced.… > More

Agency Spotlight

Remember George Floyd: Commit to Change “A riot is the language of the unheard.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Our country is wounded, saddened, and numb.  This deep wound has been with us for close to 400 years.  It gets covered up by a Band-Aid, and we like to think it’s gone away, but it hasn’t.  It erupts… > More


November 5, 2020Arriving Alone-Needs and Programming for Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Foster Care2:00 PM ET November 10, 2020Incorporating Consumer Voice into Pantry Design and Management3:00 PM ET November 11, 2020CCUSA Webinar - How to Educate Your Staff: A Catholic Charities of St. Louis Case Study2:00 PM ET November 17, 2020Enterprise Risk Management: Theory into Practice2:00… > More


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