This issue of C21 Resources magazine, “Faith in Action Around the World,” is a collection of articles that offers an introduction to global Catholic organizations, leaders, and changemakers. It honors the countless people who serve others around the world, and offers insights and perspectives on how our Catholic faith continues to inspire lived vocations. May this issue inspire you to share your faith with and for others. “Go forth and set the world on fire” (St. Ignatius of Loyola)!

Information Referenced in This Issue


Bridge Building across the World Church - Kristin E. Heyer (pages 4-5):

Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church (CTEWC)

William Bole

Walking with Refugees - William Bole (pages 6-8):

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)


Don’t Forget About Haiti - Dr. Fonie Pierre (pages 10-11):

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Ken Hackett

A Conversation with Ambassador Ken Hackett (page 12-13):
Podcast on To the Heights 

Ken Hackett’s new book
The Vatican Code: American Diplomacy in the Time of Francis


A Promise of a New Beginning - Tom Westcott (pages 16-17):

Knights of Columbus


Prayer for Ukraine (page 18-19):

The home pages of the organizations profiled in this issue provide information and stories on how each is supporting relief efforts in Ukraine.

Prayer for Ukraine


Changing Lives and Futures - Terri R. Miller (pages 28-29):

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)


Catholic Peacebuilding: The Best Story Never Told - Gerard F. Powers (pages 30-31):

Catholic Peacebuilding Network (CPN)

Paz hands

The Community of Sant’Egidio: For Prayer, the Poor, and Peace - Fr. Robert P. Imbelli (pages 32-34):

Community of Sant’Egidio


Works of Mercy - Pope Francis (page 35):

General Audience address from October 12, 2016

Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Sriram

In Memoriam - With Love and Tears: My Memories of Dr. Paul Farmer - Dr. Sriram Shamasunder (page 36-37):
Partners In Health

HEAL Initiative

C21 2018 event, Accompaniment in Practice, with Dr. Paul Farmer:

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Catholic Works Around the World

1.344 Billion

Catholics Worldwide (as of December 31, 2019)



Catholic Schools (Preschool through Secondary)