Updated with video: The U.S. regional meeting's final statement called all faith communities to declare themselves sanctuaries for the discriminated.
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
More than 500 engaged in the struggle for human rights are expected at the February regional meeting of the World Meeting of Popular Movements, a project embraced by Pope Francis.
Obituary: The Iowa priest was a former executive director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and devised the "Two Feet of Social Justice" model.
Commentary: What is an authentically Catholic response to the Black Lives Matter movement, mass incarceration, abuse of police power and de-facto segregation in many public schools and communities?
Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces rejected the claims of an advertisement in the local Las Cruces Sun-News daily newspaper that maligned the work of an interfaith group funded by a Catholic Campaign for Human Development grant to raise the city's minimum wage.
Updated: An organization that works on behalf of immigrants and day laborers disqualified for funding after officials said the request would be denied because of an affiliation.