DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, PEACE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
The work of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development is guided by the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace; the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and the Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development
These committees meet twice a year to review issues, establish policies and set priorities. The Domestic and International Committees meet jointly to address common issues and efforts to share Catholic social teaching and build the Church’s capacity for social mission. The CCHD Subcommittee sets policies and reviews and approves the grants of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
The overall work of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development is directed by:
Marxtine (Stine) Gross
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the Catholic Church’s unique effort to overcome poverty. Led by the Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, CCHD demonstrates the principles of Catholic Social Teaching by helping low-income people and communities to organize to improve their lives. CCHD provides grants to self-help community organizations and economic initiatives development to address the causes of poverty in low-income communities.
The Education and Outreach staff helps the Bishops broaden, deepen and strengthen efforts to share Catholic social teaching, to educate about poverty and the mission of CCHD, and to inform and involve diocesan and other Catholic leaders in effective education, grassroots advocacy and action on the Catholic social mission. The Department develops electronic and other communications, action alerts, convenings and youth initiatives, educational resources and tools to help bishops, diocesan leaders and others to share and act on the Church’s social mission.
Susan Stevenot Sullivan
Donna Toliver Grimes
Gloria Luna Moorman
The Office of Domestic Social Development works with the Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development to coordinate the Conference’s policy development and advocacy on major national social and economic justice issues, including poverty, health care, housing, hunger, agriculture, death penalty, civil rights, labor and employment.
Director - Poverty, Health Policy
Economy, Labor, Housing, Welfare
Agriculture, Civil Rights, Death Penalty, Nutrition, Rural
Jessica Zurcher - DSD Assistant
The Office of International Justice and Peace works with The Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace to coordinate the Conference policy development and advocacy on the moral and human dimensions of international issues, including war and peace, global poverty, religious liberty, human rights, foreign aid, trade and debt relief. The office focuses in particular on acting in solidarity with the Church in the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Gerry Flood (Volunteer)
Rev. Juan J. Molina, OSST, Phd
Jessica Zurcher - IJP Assistant
Environmental Justice Program (EJP) calls Catholics to a deeper respect for God’s creation and engages parishes in activities that deal with environmental problems, particularly as they affect the poor.
Environmental Justice, Climate Change