BUSINESS/Organizations Pg 5
Often times when a need arises, a person with foresight and drive, forms an organization to service other human beings.
Many great organizations survived and flourished through the ages, first started by Christians.
Amnesty International is an organization that campaigns for Justice and liberty for oppressed people all over the world.
Amnesty International was started in 1961 by two Christians, Peter Beneson (a lawyer, advocate for the oppressed from his teens, founder and a devout Catholic) and Eric Baker (co-founder and secretary of Amnesty International and a Quaker).
Nobel Peace prize 1977 for campaign against torture.
Catholic Education Foundation 1987
Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) believes that ALL children who seek a Catholic education, one that offers both quality and faith, should be given the opportunity. By helping these children, and their families, we are making their dreams a reality.
Christian Foundation For Children & Aging (CFCA) est.1981
Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA)
Unbound, formerly the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA), is a nonprofit sponsorship organization headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas.
On November 20, 1981, Unbound was founded by siblings Bob Hentzen, Bud Hentzen, Jim Hentzen, Nadine Pearce and their friend Jerry Tolle. The siblings wanted to start a nonprofit to honor their late parents. Bob and Jerry were both missionaries who had witnessed firsthand the effects of poverty in developing countries, so they formed a sponsorship organization based on Catholic social teaching.
Its Hope for a Family sponsorship program provides basic necessities like food, education, clothing and access to medical care to children and elderly in some of the world's poorest communities. Today, CFCA sponsors support more than 300,000 children, youth and aging persons in 22 countries.
Fidesco International 1981
Fidesco is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that recruits and trains volunteers before sending them for two year missions in under-served areas of the world. The volunteers make their professional and personal skills available to the needy through humanitarian and development projects.
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) 1980
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization that aids refugees, forcibly displaced peoples, and asylum seekers. JRS operates at national and regional levels.
Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 in Vatican City as a foundation. The impetus to found JRS came from the then father general of the Jesuits, Pedro Arrupe, who was inspired to action by the plight of Vietnamese boat people. JRS's international headquarters are located in Rome at the Society's General Curia. The International Director is Rev. Tom Smolich, SJ.
JRS has programs in 51 countries. The areas of work are in the field of Education, Emergency Assistance, Health and Nutrition, Income-Generating Activities, and Social Services. In total, more than 700,000 individuals have been beneficiaries of JRS projects
When a country comes out of communism oftentimes the people are at a lost as how to function. It is a cultural shock that impacts them in their work, education and religion. All of a sudden they must think for themselves and learn how to rebuild their society, their nation. It is a victory but with it comes struggles.
Renovabis was founded in March 1993 by the German Bishops’ Conference at the suggestion of the Central Committee of the German Catholics.
The initiative supports its partners in the pastoral, social and societal renewal of the formerly communist countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
In the statutes of Renovabis it is among other things stipulated that: “It is the purpose of the association to further the pastoral objects in Central and Eastern Europe and the societal reconstruction in these regions, which the overall population shall benefit from, as well as to support people in need of help, regardless of their nationality and religious affiliation.”
The name Renovabis is derived from Ps 104:30: renovabis faciem terrae, “you will renew the face of the earth.” Renovabis provides assistance in 29 countries, helping to renew the living conditions of people in society and churches, and thereby to overcome spiritual and material distress.