Bishops’ Appeal is committed to raising awareness of justice, inequality and sustainable development issues throughout parishes in Ireland.  Education Advisor Lydia Monds regularly speaks at church services, diocesan synods, conferences and events highlighting the root causes of poverty and our role in responding not just through charitable giving but through action.  This action can be as simple as understanding all the potential repercussions of the type of charitable giving we are involved in, or as demanding as analysing our consumeristic lifestyles and how they affect the world’s poorest.  This can lead to engagement with campaigns that strive to bring about change and ultimately exposes our responsibility to challenge the systems and structures that keep the majority poor whilst keeping the minority comfortable or in gross excess.
For more information on development education or campaigns, please visit those sections of the website.  For information on how parishes are responding and taking action, visit the good news stories section of our website.