Social Justice and Peace
Web Sites Reviews
- U.S. Catholic Bishops - Social Development & World Peace - A rich source of documents, articles, news, and links to other organizations.
- Justice Education in Catholic Schools - a sub-group of the the Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace, Melbourne, Australia. The site contains resources and links on international and national social justice issues and articles on social justice educations.
- The Web of the Cross - "This site is a a meditation using the Way of the Cross. Each '"station" is linked to a web site that invites you to a response in faith to the suffering Christ in our global village. Some sites provide a directed mediation with images and music, others take you to a page of links that you might like to explore and reflect on. This series is based on the revised Stations of the Cross released by the Congregation of Rites in 1975. "
- A Handbook of Catholic Social Teaching
By Gerald Darring, adjunct instructor of Theology at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama. Originally published in 1987. Notes, quotations, questions, and paths to reflection on the following Issues: Social Justice - Economic Justice - Political Justice - Discrimination - War and Peace - Criminal Justice.
- Professor Incandela's "Catholic Social Thought" Online Resources - A extensive and useful listing of annotated links organized by specific ethical issues. Professor Incandela teaches at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame Indiana.
- Catholic Social Justice Catholic Social Teaching - An eclectic collection of links, quotations, prayers, and notes on Catholic Social Justice.
- Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching and Development of the Catholic Church's Thinking on Human Rights — These two pdf documents are from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council.
- A Handbook of Catholic Social Teaching by Gerald Darring. Originally published in 1987: Social Justice — Economic Justice — Political Justice — Discrimination — War and Peace — Criminal
- Catholic Studies Database — This database of institutes and organizations working in Catholic Social Thought is a result of a collaborative effort between the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
- The Principles of the Social Doctrine of the Church by Dr. Javier Hervada, chair in Canon Law and the title of Professor of the Philosophy of Law and of Natural Law in the University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain.
- The Social Agenda - Presentation — " Students, teachers, and all those who seek a better knowledge of the social doctrine of the Church will find contained within this collection the central statements of the Roman Pontiffs from a range of texts, including papal encyclicals, apostolic letters, and Conciliar documents, on matters relating to politics, economics, and culture. The selections are arranged thematically according to the significant subject areas of Catholic social doctrine. Under each subject heading, the quotations appear in pedagogical—as opposed to chronological or magisterial—order, with each subject area opening with a quotation that explains the issue at hand."
- Prophetic Justice Principles for America - Questions to test public policy against the principle of justice (pdf)
- Social Justice Sunday Statement 2005: "Jesus the Light of the World - Living the Gospel Today" — This unit of work for schools combines Garner's Multiple Intelligence and Blooms' Revised Taxonomy of cognitive process. The unit does not focus on specific year levels, but has a wide range of strategies suitable for students from Kindergarten to year 12.
- A Day in the Life of a Child in the U.S. - Information and discussion guide on issues that matter to children (pdf)
- The Office for Social Justice of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul Meneapolishas an assortment of excellent tools aimed at promoting Catholic social justice teaching. You will especially want to sample their "menu" appropriately called Catholic Social Teaching: Food for Thought. Under five general headings you will find:
- Major themes from Catholic Social Teaching: seven principles that highlight some of the major themes from Catholic social teaching documents of the last century;
- Catholic Social Teaching Documents: the official text of all of the major documents as well as notable quotations taken from each of these. As a bonus, you can also read some of the documents in "every day language" (in a translation by Joseph Donders);
- Notable quotations from Catholic social teachingwill help you find quotes on a number of specific topics related to social justice;
- Resources for Catholic Educators: reading list, newsletter, list of links for teachers;A reading list on Catholic social teaching.
- Salt of the Earth has excellent online resources on Catholic social justice. Take a look at the following: The Busy Christian's Guide to Catholic Social Teaching. It gives a brief and palatable overview of the main Church documents on social justice and describes the historical context in which they were written. It is a great introduction for both adults and older students.