The Catholic Committee of Appalachia, formed in 1970 to serve Appalachia, her poor and the entire web of creation. CCA is a membership based organization and stands in solidarity with its members on issues of concern to them such as mountaintop removal, labor, private prison development, sustainable lifestyles and communities, poverty, health, clean water, racism and climate change.
The Catholic Committee of Appalachia has published three Pastoral Letters from which the work of the Appalachian Faith and Ecology Center gathers it’s inspiration.
- “This Land is Home to Me: A Pastoral Letter on the Poverty and Powerlessness in Appalachia” (1975)
- “At Home in the Web of Life: A Pastoral Message on Sustainable Communities in Appalachia” (1995)
- “The Telling Takes Us Home: Taking Our Place in the Stories That Shape Us” (2015)