Social Justice News 2008

This month:
Vatican wins award for creating rooftop solar-power generator
Book details faith foundation of farmworker movement, author says

In tough economy, agency sees 40 percent increase in calls for help
Unaccompanied migrant and refugee children a U.S. and global issue
Forum examines response to torture by U.S. in interrogating prisoners

CCHD supports community organizing as one means to address injustice
University president, archbishop sign petition to ban torture
World Banks says high food prices threaten mean 44 million increase in global hungry
Pax Christi honors Brazilian bishop for his efforts to save river
Archbishop hopes to see real work on immigration begin after election
Industrial farming takes money away from rural areas, study says
Catholic Charities looks to improve affordable housing options
People must live morally, ethically, to save environment, says pope
Campaign '08: Once allies on immigration, Obama, McCain now diverge
Faith-based invesitors issue statement on market collapse
Oxfam condemns lethargic reaction to global food crisis

U.S. Goals for Iraqi Refugees are Inadequate
Pope appeals to UN for more guarantees of economic justice
CRS responds to Cuba hurricane crisis
Economic gap requires response by Christians, says Vatican official
Pope calls for 'effective political response' to immigration crisis
Solar panels on Vatican hall first of several projects, says engineer
Percentage changes small, but numbers up for poverty in United States
Convention panel stakes out interests on immigration
Canadian group hopes to fight treatment of refugees at Supreme Court

Collapse of talks seen as step toward better future for poor nations
Caritas to share knowledge and experience at Mexico AIDS conference
Millions of immigrant stories later, CLINIC celebrates 20 years

Amnesty International issues global human rights report
Human Rights group demands end to rape in war
Bishop Wenski calls for priority for the Poor in Senate climate change debate
Catholic aid agencies plan response to Burma devastation
Drug War's collateral damage: African American communities?

Experts say high food prices permanent; bishops urge help for poor
UK religious call on Britain to kick a bad carbon habit
Red Cross: Baghdad's Sadr City residents under "strain"
Stop arms flow to Zimbabwe, Church says
CRS urges immediate global hunger relief
Key swing voters say economy isdefining issue for Penn. primary
Jesuits urge Haitian government to make plans to fight hunger crisis
Aid agencies sound alarm over world food shortage
Grim statistics focus on uninsured as Catholics promote dialogue
Conference to confront Noma, the 'face of poverty,' on May 22
CCHD's 'global town hall' looks at race and poverty
Five questions with environmentalist and educator Sister Anne Clifford, C.S.J.

Convention seeks "common good" platform for 2008 elections
Maryland Legislature passes measure to set up study of death penalty
CHA official offers Catholic take on U.S. health care reform principles
CRS urges Congress to preserve global food aid
Hong Kong church commission urges China to stop suppressing Tibetans
CCHD honors Florida's Coalition Of Immokalee Workers
Catholic Charities USA: America's vulnerable need more help
Aid agencies say humanitarian situation in Gaza worst since 1967
Gaza medical system at breaking point
SIERRA LEONE: Child and maternal mortality worst in the world

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Labor rights abuses persist in Mexico
Catholic sisters says U.S. must respond to Iraq refugee crisis
CRS: Refugees from Chad face desperate situation
Catholic Charities USA in emergency response to mid-South tornadoes
A vote of confidence for open source elections
Catholic Charities USA: President's budget hurts low-income families
Catholic peacemakers plan Ash Wednesday service at White House
CRS: Operation Rice Bowl begins Ash Wednesday (February 6)
Maryknoll offers foreign policy campaign guide
CAFOD says Free Trade Agreement will destroy poor farmers' jobs
Kenya: Catholic aid organizations call for end of political violence
Israeli high court allows power, fuel cuts to Gaza
Catholic Charities USA to presidential candidates: Make poverty a priority
U.S. Bishops urge 'economic stimulus' priority for poor families

Afghanistan: Aid reaches winter-affected families as deaths top 500
Caritas to stress delivering for the poor at World Economic Forum in Davos
CRS: Gaza crisis literally spills over into Egypt
Catholic Charities USA calls for renewed national debate on race/poverty
Winter emergency in western Afghanistan
Flooding threatens in Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
A busy day in Washington town: International Day of Action to Shut Down Guantánamo and the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Migration Week: From many, one family of God
Political violence erupts in Kenya

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