Article

Catholic Groups Sign-On To Global Warming Pact With Questionable Ties

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Jesuit Refugee Service USA (JRS) have been long-time members of InterAction, a lobbying coalition of non-govermental organizations.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, InterAction organized a group of 80 NGOs, including CRS and JRS, to announce the signing of a “Climate Compact” pledging a “concerted, unified, and urgent action to address climate change,” through a full-scale review of their operations.  Global warming continues to be a “hotly” debated topic and some have even characterized it as “the greatest scam in history.” Critics may be justified as it appears that at least some of the data has been manipulated.

So why are Catholic organizations like CRS and JRS using their resources to conduct a “full-scale review of their operations” in order to determine if they are “climate compliant?”

And why are these Catholic organizations partnering with organizations like InterAction that support abortion and contraception?

CRS and JRS have been called-out in the past for being part of Interaction.  As dues-paying members, they are directly funding the contraception-pushing programs of InterAction with thousands of dollars.

Carrie Hessler-Radeleton, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Interaction, formerly served as Director of the Peace Corps from 2012-2017.  Here are just a few facts about Hessler-Radeleton that should give any good Catholic organization pause for joining Interaction:

  • In 2014, the Obama Administration  extended abortion coverage to Peace Corps volunteers. Hessler-Radelton responded, “The health, safety and security of volunteers are our absolute highest priorities, and this important step forward furthers our work to enhance volunteer support as we build a better, stronger Peace Corps.”
  • In 2013, the Peace Corps announced they were allowing gay couples to volunteer together. “The health, safety and security of volunteers are our absolute highest priorities, and this important step forward furthers our work to enhance volunteer support as we build a better, stronger Peace Corps,” agency director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said.
  • In 2017, Hessler-Radeleton addressed Champions of Choice Annual Luncheon, speaking about the status of women and girls worldwide and the difference that access to reproductive healthcare and education can make in a person’s life. The annual Champions luncheon raises needed funds for abortion care at Women’s Health.

 

TAKE ACTION: Send a message to the leaders of CRS and JRS stating you plan to withhold donations to their organizations until such time that they stop partnering with anti-Catholic organizations like InterAction.

Boycott CRS and JRS

I object to CRS and JRS partnering with organizations like Interaction. The personnel and policies of Interaction are clearly opposed to Catholic teaching on abortion, contraception and human sexuality. I will withhold any future donations to your organizations until such time that you withdraw your membership with Interaction.

%%your signature%%

Share this with your friends: