"Faith in action is Love. Love in action is service." - Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Advocacy is the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal.

Advocacy includes various strategies that influence decision making at local, national and international levels. It is generally organized around the resolution of a problem. Advocacy can include using multimedia to form public opinion, educating decision makers on the issues, organizing public events, researching issues or simply raising awareness of a particular cause. Advocacy encompasses the education and mobilization of citizens, so they can become involved in developing and promoting policies they care about.

Learn more about the following issues:
Human trafficking
Death penalty
Down syndrome protection legislation

Want to learn more? Interested in incorporating advocacy into the work of your community or parish?
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Additional resources:
Catholics Confront Global Poverty

Catholic Charities
Patrice Swick, director
Social Justice and Life
429 East Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16504