Are you looking to make connections with a local community organizing group working for economic justice? ACCU works with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the domestic anti-poverty organization of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to encourage partnerships between Catholic colleges and universities and CCHD staff in local dioceses. Here’s one success story:
Working with CCHD in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the campus ministry at Loyola University Maryland sponsored a 7 part speaker series on the themes of Catholic Social Teaching in action. The speaker series connected the themes of Catholic Social Teaching to a broad range of topics, from the rights and responsibilities of youth in inner city Baltimore, to the life and dignity of victims of human trafficking, to unemployment and the rights of workers. The series featured speakers from community groups, including those supported by CCHD, and successfully raised student awareness on the themes of Catholic Social Teaching and the ways to incorporate those themes into their own lives. “May the eyes of [your] hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,” Ephesians 1:18.
Visit the ACCU-CCHD Partnership Website to learn more about these collaborations. To read more about the benefits of these partnerships for your campus or diocese, view the Campus Benefits Packet and Diocesan Benefits Packet, which also include several success stories of existing CCHD-ACCU campus partnerships.
Do you have a success story of your own campus partnership to share? E-mail ACCU and let us promote your good work!