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Mission Statement

The Department of Social Development and World Peace (SDWP) assists the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

  • Share the social teaching of the Church;

  • Apply Catholic social teaching to major contemporary domestic and international issues which have significant moral and religious dimensions;

  • Advocate effectively for the poor and vulnerable and for genuine justice and peace in the public policy arena;

  • Build the capacity of the Church (national and diocesan) to act effectively in defense of human life, human dignity, human rights and the pursuit of justice and peace.

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The Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD) at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) works on behalf of the United States Catholic Bishops to share and apply Catholic social teaching on domestic and international issues, to advocate for the poor and vulnerable for genuine justice and peace in the public policy arena, and to build the capacity of the Church to act effectively in defense of human life and dignity.

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http://www.usccb.org/sdwp

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