Thursday, March 23, 2006

Congressional testimony

In testimony to the House Appropriations Committee, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services declared that severe poverty assaults the human dignity of millions of people in many regions and nations.
“Our religious faith and our nation’s values tell us that the moral measure of our efforts is how we respond to the ‘least among us’…and whether we seek justice for all,” they said. “Investments in human development are not only matters of moral responsibility, but contribute to a safer and more just and peaceful world.”

The full text of the testimony can be found here.