A group of people gather outside a government building with brightly colored signs that read "Hands off SNAP!", "Hunger Hurts," and "#HousingMatters." They stand behind a woman at a podium, with a sign "Care Not Cuts: We Need a Moral Budget." The woman at the podium is holding a mic and raising her fist.

In 1972, 47 Catholic Sisters gathered in Washington, D.C. and the spark that would become NETWORK was ignited. Shortly after that gathering, NETWORK opened its doors in April 1972. Since then, NETWORK has grown from a small lobby of Catholic Sisters into a faith-based political advocacy organization for the common good with tens of thousands of justice-seekers– women and men, secular and religious — across the country. Through political ups and downs, the NETWORK community has continuously advocated for federal policies that advance racial and economic justice and will help us Build Anew.

White Supremacy and American Christianity

The fourth in a series of conversations on the clear and present danger to our democracy and Church that white supremacy poses will focus on Moving Toward the Beloved Community. NETWORK’s Joan F. Neal will be joined by experts Fr. Bryan Massingale, Dr. Robert Jones, and young adults making a difference in their communities.

Black history month and the need for a brighter future with guaranteed income.

Universal Income Can End the Wealth Gap, Poverty

Black History is American history. This week NETWORK offers a look at guaranteed income, or universal basic income (UBI), as a policy that could end generations of harm and economic discrimination–and offer a brighter future where everyone thrives.

Congress Invest in Welcoming Communities Immigration Press Conference

Press Conference: Congress Invest in Welcoming Communities

Members of Congress, Sisters, and immigration humanitarian groups gathered on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, September 14 to demand that Congress fund immigration policy that welcomes migrants to our communities.


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