Catholic Charities’ Bus to Washington Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March

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On Saturday August 24, a march and rally will be held to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Catholic Charities will sponsor a bus to Washington, DC in partnership, with the Central Harlem parishes, for this event.  Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director made clear the importance of Catholic Charities’ participation:

“Catholic Charities mission of providing help and creating hope in the lives of individuals includes the broader perspective of building a society that is more just and compassionate.  Events such as this call attention to the environment in which our critically important work with individuals and families is done.  There are always multiple themes highlighted and expressed in such broad-based events – themes and perspectives with which there is significant disagreement among attendees.  Catholic Charities participation has a very simple and targeted message:  Every person is made in the image and likeness of God, worthy of dignity and respect whose basic human rights need to be ensured.  Of particular concern to us are the hungry who need food, the homeless who need housing, children who need loving families, those whose lives at the earliest and last stages need protection, the unemployed who needs jobs and strangers who need welcoming.  Put simply – the poorest and most vulnerable are Catholic Charities first focus.”

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