Most of us take comfort knowing that slavery ended in the United States 150 years ago with the Emancipation Proclamation and the passage of the 13th Amendment.
But, sadly, a 2014 U.S. Department of Labor report identified 136 goods from 74 countries around the world that were made by forced labor and child labor, meaning that slavery still exists around the world.
Fundraising can sometimes seem like more of a hassle than it’s worth. There’s a lot of planning, logistics, and anxiety over how successful it will turn out to be. Yet, it’s a necessity on campus—whether for a spring break service immersion trip, a leadership conference, or just some extra money in your CRS Student Ambassador budget.
If you're looking for ideas to spread the word on campus about your CRS Student Ambassador program and events, you've come to the right place! We want to share with you a few of the awesome social media posts and email blasts that CRS Student Ambassadors around the country have used. If you have any ideas or examples to add from your campus, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a vibrant hub of Middle Eastern culture and history, Syria been embroiled in a civil war for the past four years, which has killed as many as 200,000 Syrians and left approximately 10 million people displaced, inside and outside Syria. Catholic Relief Services is working with our Catholic Church partners and others across the region to assist more than 700,000 refugees with shelter assistance, education, food, medical care, hygiene and living supplies, livelihoods support and trauma counseling for children.
Attention to climate change has reached a fevered pitch. All eyes and ears are focused on the United Nations conference in Paris later this year that may produce a commitment to prevent global warming from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius.
On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal between Kathmandu and Pokhra. News reports show significant damage and the loss of many lives. The official death toll is above 7,000 and still rising. CRS staff and partners are already on the ground responding. We have committed significant resources to relief efforts and are partnering with Caritas to respond quickly to those most affected.
We invite you to respond with CRS by giving, praying, learning, and acting with your campus community: