WASHINGTON (September 26, 2003) -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will hold its fall meeting, November 10-13, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. The agenda will include: a document entitled "Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers, and Farmworkers" prepared by the bishops' ad hoc Committee on Agriculture; a document on "Stewardship and Young Adults;" a revised set of Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines; and a pastoral statement on popular devotional practices prepared, in question and answer format, by their Doctrine Committee.
There will also be various presentations and discussions, including a discussion of how the bishops can be of assistance to the Church in Africa; short presentations by prelates from Africa and from the Vietnam Episcopal Conference; a one-hour panel on war and peace; a presentation by the Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs on Christian Churches Together; and a discussion of the continuing work of the Office of Child and Youth Protection, the National Review Board, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse.
A press accreditation form must be submitted in order to cover the meeting. A room reservation form should be sent directly to the hotel. The Department of Communications is available to answer questions (202/541-3200).