One CCHD beneficiary in our Archdiocese is CONECT (Congregations Organized for a New CT). CONECT is a multi-faith organization with a mission to affect change in areas of social and economic justice, and in policies for the common good.
One issue CONECT is currently addressing is gun control. The organization is participating in a joint effort with "Do Not Stand Idly By" which seeks to leverage the purchasing power of state and local governments to pressure gun manufacturers to adopt gun safety technology. A total of 63 jurisdictions in 13 states have joined the strategy, to push gun manufacturers to promote smart gun technologies if they want municipalities and states to continue buying from them to equip safety personnel. You can learn more about CONECT at their website, www.weconect.org.
Pictured: The Rev. James Manship, left, co-chairman of CONECT, speaks at a press conference at the Morton Government Center in Bridgeport.
If you missed your parish CCHD Collection, you can still make a donation to CCHD by sending a check or money order to:
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Office of National Collections - CCHD
3211 Fourth Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
Make checks payable to "USCCB - Catholic Campaign for Human Development."