The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a community of advocates for responsible U.S. relations with Africa. AFJN stresses issues of peacebuilding, human rights and social justice that tie directly into Catholic social teaching. AFJN works closely with Catholic missionary congregations and numerous Africa-focused coalitions of all persuasions to advocate for U.S. economic and political policies that will benefit Africa’s poor majority, facilitate an end to armed conflict, establish equitable trade and investment with Africa and promote sustainable development. Check out our work fighting land grabs and empowering responsible government from the ground up.
Catholic Bureau of Black & Indian Missions
The Black and Indian Mission Office is comprised of three distinct but inter-related organizations, each with its own purpose and history, but all seeking to fulfill the one Mission to the Missions! Founded by the Catholic bishops of the United States, each organization cooperates with local diocesan communities to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and respond to real and pressing needs on the ground. Read more and join us in our Mission to the Missions!
- Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (established 1874)
- Commission for the Catholic Missions (established 1884)
- Catholic Negro-American Mission Board (established 1907, united with BIMO 1980)
Catholic Extension is a papal society that makes visible the power of faith in America’s most marginalized communities by strategically investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. Since its founding in 1905, Catholic Extension has distributed more than $1.3 billion in today’s dollars to provide funding and resources to dioceses and parishes that cannot support themselves. For more information visit www.catholicextension.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/catholicextension or on twitter at @CathExtension.
6930 Carroll Ave, Suite 820, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tel.: (800) 543-5046 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org
CVN is a membership organization of 215 faith-based volunteer service programs which collectively place more than 20,000 full-time volunteers annually in all nearly all 50 states, D.C., and in more than 100 other countries. Founded in 1963, CVN serves prospective, current, and former volunteers and the programs that sponsor them. With its annual RESPONSE directory of faith-based volunteer opportunities, website, campus recruitment efforts, National Conference, workshops/webinars, e-newsletters, member listserv, annual membership survey, AmeriCorps Education Awards Program, group health insurance plan for volunteers, volunteer alumni job bank, and numerous other member services, CVN is the only network for faith-based service programs in the U.S.
Catholic Relief Services is the official international relief and development agency of the Catholic community in the United States. We work in close partnership with the Catholic Church around the world and local, national and international organizations that share our focus on finding ways to meet immediate needs while empowering communities for the long term. Founded in 1943, we are an organization of 5,000, working in 93 countries and reaching nearly 100 million of the world’s poorest people each year with innovative solutions to tough problems like poverty, hunger, drought, disease and emergencies. CRS also strives to be a resource for Catholic mission programs and volunteer groups, to support and strengthen their efforts to be in solidarity with the poor and marginalized overseas.
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
8808 Cameron Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301) 588-4030 www.cmsm.org
The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), through the leadership of the religious institutes, monastic communities, and societies of apostolic life, addresses the life and concerns of the members of the institutes and societies in the United States, and the evangelizing mission of the institutes, monasteries and societies in the context of church and culture in this country. CMSM is both the common voice for major superiors and the primary common resource for service to leaders.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
8808 Cameron Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301) 588-4955 www.lcwr.org
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is an association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. The conference has about 1350 members, who represent nearly 80 percent of the approximately 48,500 women religious in the United States. Founded in 1956, the conference assists its members to collaboratively carry out their service of leadership to further the mission of the Gospel in today’s world.
The United States Catholic Mission Association (USCMA) is an association of U.S. Catholic mission-sending and mission-minded organizations and individuals. USCMA supports the activities and efforts of US-based home and international missionary groups by providing opportunities for these groups to gather, share, and learn from one another. USCMA strives to be a catalyst for fresh insights, broad involvement, creative approaches, and alternative structures, methods, and techniques for promoting mission.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street NE, Washington DC 20017
Tel.: (202) 541-3000 www.usccb.org
Catholic Home Missions
Church in Latin America
Cultural Diversity in the Church
Evangelization and Catechesis
Migration and Refugee Services