Loading
K of C to fight greed of economic crisis with generosity of volunteers
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

.- Today the Knights of Columbus and Fairfield University’s Center for Faith and Public Life will host a summit on the role of volunteers in the national recovery from the financial crisis.

The summit, titled “A Nation of Neighbors Helping Neighbors: A Summit on Volunteerism as a Response to the Economic Crisis,” will be held at the Marriot East Side in New York City. Lasting from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, it will be webcast live at www.kofc.org

According to a press release from the Knights of Columbus, participating organizations include Habitat for Humanity, United Way, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, the National Fraternal Congress of America, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, General Electric, the Foodbank of Greater New Jersey, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, Goldman Sachs and Volunteers of America.

Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson called for the summit in a Jan. 23 speech. He reported that charitable giving was down 22 percent and called for an increase in volunteer activity.

“Government and charities must work together for the good of our country, and in difficult economic times, that means creating opportunities for Americans to give of their time and talent, as well as their treasure,” he said.

“If greed – one of the worst aspects of human nature – helped push us into this crisis, then one of the best aspects of our nature – generosity – will be necessary to help pull us out of it.”

New York Governor David Paterson has written a letter to the summit participants, applauding them for focusing on how to “harness the energy of this renewed commitment to service to fuel our great Nation’s turnaround.” The summit sponsors “remind us of the power of volunteerism to unify and to bring light and hope to so many.”

“The need for volunteer service is more urgent than ever,” the governor wrote.

The summit will feature three panel discussions with speakers from leading national and regional volunteer organizations and programs. All attendees will participate in roundtable discussions on the issues raised in the panel discussions.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A Look at India from Rome
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
Aug
1

Liturgical Calendar

August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:54-58

Gospel
Date
08/01/14
07/31/14
07/30/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 26: 1-9
Gospel:: Mt 13: 54-58

Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Liguori »

Saint
Date

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53

Homily
Date
07/31/14
07/30/14
07/29/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: