ACRATH Recognised for Catholic Social Innovation
Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis
The largest humanitarian crisis on record is underway today – more people are displaced now than at any time in our history, with nearly 20 people displaced every minute. Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA), the leading Catholic philanthropic network in the United States, has just completed a global study examining the innovative Catholic response to this crisis – a crisis that has forcibly displaced 65-million people worldwide, including 22.5 million refugees. Completed in partnership with Boston College’s Center for Social Innovation the study identified 64 uniquely Catholic, innovative, high-impact ministries that are helping refugees and migrants around the world.
ACRATH is pleased to be recognised for two projects – ACRATH Companionship and Canberra Advocacy. Many of the projects featured in the FADICA report respond to Pope Francis’ call to welcome, to protect, to promote, and to integrate displaced families, men, women, and children. Check out the report to see how Catholic ministries across the world are creatively harnessing social innovation and Catholic social teaching for those on the margins. Download the executive summary here.