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Faith and charity

CFC spotlights social justice, other groups

Faith-based organizations provide a variety of charitable services.

The Combined Federal Campaign’s cause of the week is faith-based giving.

The English writer C.S. Lewis compared his faith to believing the sun has risen: “Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

Because faith is the lens through which so many people see the world, the campaign has a dedicated category for faith-based charities.

The causes in this category are extensive and include community services, faith-based education, social justice and more.

If you are unsure of where to focus your giving in this category, the website for the campaign, also known as the CFC, makes it easy:

Under “Donors” on the home page, choose “Online Charity Search” from the drop-down menu.

The second field is “Select a Specific Category.” From there, choose “Religion-Related.” Fourteen pages of options come up.

You can also search under categories that are often related to religion, such as Housing and Shelter and Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy.

The Combined Federal Campaign is the federal government’s workplace charity drive. The latest campaign began Sept. 1 and runs through Jan. 15.

Participation in the CFC is voluntary.

The website has more information.

This is the seventh in a series of articles spotlighting the Combined Federal Campaign’s cause of the week. Next week: military support.