Arise Chicago

Arise Chicago partners with workers and faith communities to fight workplace injustice through education and organizing and advocating for public policy changes.


Bread for the World (hunger)
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Bread for the World members write personal letters and emails and meet with our members of Congress. Working through our churches, campuses, and other organizations, we engage more people in advocacy.

Catholic Alliance for the Common Good
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good promotes public policies and effective programs that enhance the inherent dignity of all, especially the poor and most vulnerable. Goals are accomplished through public policy analysis and advocacy, media outreach, and engaging citizens.

Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) call on 1 million Catholics in the United States to confront global poverty. Advocate with us to end hunger, disease, conflict and other issues that affect the lives of our brothers and sisters worldwide.

Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for local Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates nationwide. Catholic Charities provides strong leadership and support to enhance the work of local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities.

Color of Change (Racism) exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice. Its goal is to empower members and make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.


icdi logoThe Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants

Faith and community based organizations accompany immigrants who are caught in the dentetion and deportation systems.  ICDI also advocates for a mure just and humane immigration policy.


Interfaith Worker Justice
Organizers work to mobilize people of faith and advocates in support of economic justice and worker rights at the local, state and national levels. Today there are more than 70 affiliated organizations in the IWJ network, including a variety of interfaith groups and more than two dozen worker centers.

Jubilee USA Network
Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 religious denominations and faith communities, human rights, environmental, labor, and community groups working for the definitive cancellation of crushing debts to fight poverty and injustice in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Justice for Immigrants
The campaign’s primary objectives are to educate the public about Church teaching on migration and immigrants; to create political will for positive immigration reform; to enact legislative and administrative reforms based on the principles articulated by the bishops; and to organize Catholic networks to assist qualified immigrants in obtaining the benefits of these reforms.

Latin America Working Group
Founded in 1983, the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) leads one of the nation’s longest-standing coalitions dedicated to foreign policy. Together with its sister organization, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, they work with more than 60 religious, humanitarian, grassroots and policy organizations to directly influence decision makers.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty. We are comprised of an extensive network representing more than 100 state and national Affiliate organizations and thousands of advocates and volunteers.

National Religious Campaign Against Torture
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is a membership organization of religious organizations committed to ending torture that is sponsored or enabled by the United States.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
(formerly Operation Truth)

IAVA is the country’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With more than 200,000 members nationwide — including veterans and civilian supporters — IAVA is building the next greatest generation with a three-pronged model based on advocacy, awareness, and assistance.

Pax Christi (Peace)
Pax Christi USA is a national Catholic organization, reaching over a half-million Catholics directly every year. We have over 400 local groups throughout the United States, over 100 bishop members, 700 parish sponsors, 600 religious communities, and 50 college and high school chapters.

Polaris Project (Human Trafficking)
Named after the North Star that guided slaves towards freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project has been providing a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002.

School of Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (Torture)
SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.

Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants
Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants was founded in 2007 in Chicago by a group of Catholic Sisters. Their collaboration centered on the Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform initiatives. The group expanded to include associate members of religious congregations and to religious brothers. Over 150 sisters and brothers from 37 religious communities are committed to prayer, pastoral care in detention centers, legislative action for immigration reform, and support of separated families.

U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants
Since 1911, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) has been serving uprooted people, regardless of their nationality, race, ideology, or social group.  We continue to provide tools and opportunities for self-sufficiency to refugees and immigrants nationwide, fight refugee warehousing around the world, serve victims of human trafficking, and protect the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children.

Voices for Creative Nonviolence (Iraq)
Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003.

Witness for Peace
Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Witness for Peace’s mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression.

Bishop Pastoral Letters

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