Christian Brothers Conference (CBC) has joined a coalition of 31 Catholic organizations to promote acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines and advocate for equitable distribution in the United States and globally. The coalition seeks to provide human, spiritual and pastoral support for those struggling to understand, affirm and act on Catholic social teaching, including the teachings of Pope Francis and the U.S. Catholic Bishops.
The virus does not see or pay attention to borders or backgrounds, yet the poor and marginalized have suffered the most. CBC, as the office for the Lasallian Region of North America, joins with the Catholic Health Association and Catholic Relief Services, among others, to promote the availability of the vaccines as a matter of justice.
“Through this initiative, Catholic organizations can demonstrate the ability to mobilize the U.S. Catholic community to serve the common good,” noted Jim Lindsay, CBC director of administration. “They can also encourage both charity and advocacy on behalf of poorer populations—both domestic and international—that are projected to be among the last to receive the vaccine.”
Additionally, as part of a global family of educational communities in service to the poor, CBC joins Catholic voices calling for the United States to act in solidarity for vaccine-poor countries, among refugees and other displaced and stateless peoples.