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Why Tech Innovation Should Matter To NGOs

Lauren Woodman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

Every industry, sector, and market goes through times of transformation and innovation. Whether you're selling smart phones or automobiles, technological change is a powerful force that drives industry innovation and disruption, shaking up traditional industry leaders and establishing new companies.

Dr. Carolyn Woo of CRS Talks Impact Investing to End Poverty

William Lambers | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Lots of people invest their money one way or another. It's in one's self-interest to build their own financial security. Some people do very well at it.

Support Pope's Plan With Food for Peace

William Lambers | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

For the long-term, it's about building the self-sufficiency of a nation. How can that be done? It takes peacemaking, for one, to prevent further conflicts.

Out of the Shadows

John Bridgeland | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Those with intellectual and developmental disabilities number in the hundreds of millions, yet they too often live in the shadows of society. Subject to stigma, prejudice, shame, and abuse, they are often denied access to food, school, health care, and social integration.

Peace Must be Built in South Sudan

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Tom Purekal Catholic Relief Services (CRS) staffer Tom Purekal, who is based in Juba, reflects on the recent violence in South Sudan. This piece w...

The People of Jonglei Need Peace

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

With the stability of the world's newest nation, South Sudan, endangered, Catholic Relief Services' Brigid O'Connor reports on her experiences in one ...

Pope to Launch Plan to End World Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

It's all about coming together. If that happens, hunger can be defeated.

Filipinos and Syrians Desperately Need Food and Shelter

William Lambers | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

As the holidays come before us there is a great tradition called Black Friday, which marks the start of the holiday shopping season. Stores and individuals could donate at least a portion of their sales or purchasing funds toward relief of the suffering people in the Philippines and the Middle East.

Vatican Warns American Catholics About Following 'A Particular Ideology'

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

BALTIMORE -- BALTIMORE (AP) — The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was...

School Meals for Peace in Mali and Burkina Faso

William Lambers | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
William Lambers

CRS is reaching around 80,000 children in Mali with this food. Children can count on a hot meal of rice, peas and vegetable oil every day at school. When your family is struggling for food, this is an absolute treasure.

Empowering With A Gentle Touch

Thomas M. Mengler | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Thomas M. Mengler

It's challenging for a visitor like me to envision how the nation of Haiti can ever rise again. In my trip to Haiti, however, I watched Catholic Relief Services - through its charitable and life-giving embrace - bring hope and joy to thousands of men, women and children.

On International Women's Day, a Crucial Moment for Afghan Women

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Jennifer Hardy The planned withdrawal of U.S. and other international troops from Afghanistan in 2014 creates a crucial moment for that country. O...

Mali Crisis: Life on the Edge of a War Zone

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

View image By Helen Blakesley It's not every day you're sent to a war zone. Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a little. I'm not behind the lines where th...

11 Ways To Power Up For Lent

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Post on Facebook. Send a tweet. Less than a month before Ash Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI has called on Catholics to get into social media. He blesses the world of Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook.

A Simple Gift Can Have a Profound Impact

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Poverty is a complicated problem, its causes so multiple and interconnected that trying to solve it often seems like an impossible Rubik's Cube of a task.

Connecting Health and Nutrition Boosts Child Survival Efforts

Michele Learner | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Michele Learner

Ensuring that young children are well nourished has a dramatic impact on their whole lives -- most immediately, on their survival to celebrate a fifth birthday.

Ethiopia: Missionaries of Charity Foster Dignity Amid Destitution

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

There was something else, something elusive. It probably has to do with the attitude of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa, whose familiar face beams down from many of the home's walls.

East Africa Drought Solution Runs Deep

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

The East African drought of 2011 that is hitting Kenya and Somalia so hard is also proving to be one of the worst that Ethiopia has faced in 50 years.

Drought Endangers Millions in East Africa

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 09.18.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Michael Hill Hunger and the threat of malnutrition are becoming the daily reality for millions of people in East Africa. A lack of rainfall and ri...

Sri Lanka's Abused Maids

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Hundreds of thousands of women from poor countries go to the Middle East each year to be maids. Locked in houses with no access to phones, often unpaid for months or years, they are slaves.

Haiti, One Year After the Quake: New Homes in Old Neighborhoods

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Despite enormous challenges -- 1.2 million people homeless and the capital's infrastructure devastated -- tangible progress has been made.

Former Child Soldier Left With Little More Than Stories

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

"One thing I'm tired of is nothing is given to me, but I'm giving my story," he says. "They say, 'Come and tell your story.' That will help others. Not me.

After Years of Violence, Peace for East Timor's People

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

By Laura Sheahen Driving through the countryside of East Timor, my Catholic Relief Services colleagues and I pass a volleyball court. "That's from CR...

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

The Catholic University of Sudan: Not Pretty, but Makes a Lasting Impression

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

A borrowed compound of non-descript, low-slung buildings that surround a hardscrabble courtyard would not win many converts were it on a college tour of high school juniors in the US. But to a few hundred Sudanese, it looks like Harvard yard.