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A Christian mission team is pictured praying in Guatemala in 2019.

USAID announces ‘religious engagement policy’ aimed at partnering with faith groups

Sep 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The agency said the policy underscored “the important role of religious communities and faith-based organizations [FBOs] as strategic development partners.” Read more

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International pro-life groups concerned about USAID nominee

Apr 28, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Pro-life advocates are concerned over the nomination of Samantha Power to head a critical United States international aid agency.  Read more

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) headquarters in Washington, DC.

USAID gives $900,000 to feed the hungry in Italy amid pandemic

Dec 4, 2020

The United States’ international aid agency has given a $900,000 grant to a Catholic group to provide food to people... Read more

U.S. Agency for International Development Headquarters in Washington, DC.

What the SCOTUS decision on anti-trafficking rules means for pro-life policies 

Jul 1, 2020

The Supreme Court is deciding major life and religious freedom cases this term, but one less-recognized ruling could impact billions... Read more

Callista Gingrich.

U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See hails faith-based relief efforts amid pandemic

May 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See has called attention to the role of faith-based organizations in delivering U.S government... Read more

Regents Professor Mark Prausnitz holds an experimental microneedle contraceptive skin patch.

New birth control patch would administer contraception via self-injecting needles

Jan 17, 2019

Scientists and researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta are working on a birth control patch that would... Read more

Mark Green, Administrator of USAID, in Rome, Oct. 17, 2018.

USAID head meets with Vatican officials to talk aid for Iraq

Oct 18, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The head of the United States government’s international aid agency met with Vatican officials and an Iraqi cardinal Wednesday, in... Read more

A family at the Sharia Al Haman Hope refugee camp in Duhok, Iraq, March 28, 2015.

US aid to Iraqi Christians, Yazidis on fast track via Catholic Relief Services

Jun 19, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The United States Agency for International Development has announced it is investing $10 million into coalitions led by Catholic Relief... Read more

Child refugees in Iraq.

Knights of Columbus praise increased US aid for persecuted Iraqis

Jan 17, 2018

The federal government has pledged $55 million in aid for religious and ethnic groups that have faced ISIS persecution in... Read more

US Vice President Mike Pence.

Vice President Pence promises direct US aid to persecuted Christians

Oct 26, 2017

US Vice President Mike Pence’s promises Wednesday of better aid for persecuted Christians and others in the Middle East has... Read more

A volunteer at the Community Soup Kitchen passes a serving tray down to the next section in Valdosta, Ga., Aug. 14, 2012.

Catholic agency hopes for lasting food aid reform

Apr 21, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Catholic Relief Services is supportive of a proposal to make changes in the way that government food aid is delivered... Read more