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Mercy Critical Concerns

We were founded out of a deep concern for people who are poor. Today, that commitment focuses on five Critical Concerns:


Hearing the cry of our suffering world, we respond to the impoverishment of peoples, the devastation of Earth and oppressive social systems by focusing on our Critical Concerns and the interconnections among them. We show our commitment to these concerns through personal transformation, community choices, educational outreach, legislative advocacy, corporate engagement and spiritual practices.

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NEW! Explore the intersection between current events and the Critical Concerns. Read the latest article in our Critical Considerations series.

Mercy Border Immersion Experiences

Joanne Castner, Mercy Associate

We really are one people, and there can't be walls.

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

Become better educated on gender identity and sexual orientation.

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