Source: (2001) Paper presented at the US Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C., 5 February. RJ Online. Downloaded 12 January 2005.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is no stranger to war. It came into existence because of conflict. The year was 1943. It was the end of World War II. The Catholic Church in the United States wanted to aid in the relief of war-ravaged Europe. CRS, then called War Relief Service, a part of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, was the United States Catholic institutional response. (extract)


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