Global Solidarity

“We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be. Loving our neighbor has global dimensions in a shrinking world. “— Sharing Catholic Social Teaching, USCCB, 2000

Our Mission:

We commit to the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative formulated by Catholic Relief Services.  We strive to educate, involve and mobilize the Catholics in the Diocese of San Jose to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world.  We advocate for our legislators to act in response to the many faces of poverty.


Global Solidarity Team

Fair Trade: A trading partnership based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks to establish greater equity in international trade.

Human Trafficking: Provides information to individuals and parishes within the Diocese to help inform, motivate, and involve the Catholic faithful of Santa Clara Valley in the fight against the  horror of human trafficking hidden within our neighborhoods.

CRS Rice Bowl: The Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, helping Catholics in the United States to connect with our poor and vulnerable brothers and sisters at home and abroad. ORB funds development programs which alleviate hunger and poverty throughout the world and within the United States.

Welcome the Refugee: Partners with Catholic Charities and the Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Catholic Bishops to welcome and settle refugees.