Educating for Justice

October is Respect Life month. Healing the Culture has a number of resources available to you to learn about life issues and how to engage in meaningful discussions on life topics. Here are some tools for sharing the pro-life message.

The Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty has a curriculum designed for college students to help raise awareness of move toward abolishing the death penalty.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has a number of resources for young adults on education for peace and justice.

An explanation of the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching provided by Catholic Answers

Catholics Confront Global Poverty works to defend impoverished people throughout the world, and to urge action in response to hunger, disease, conflict, and injustice. The organization, an initiative of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), protects funding for food aid and works to make governments pass farm bills through activism.

 

 

Whether you are looking for weekly, monthly, or just a one-time service opportunity, Christianvolunteering.org is a great place to start your search. With thousands of volunteering opportunities across the country and internationally, you can look for an organization that you are interested in working with individually or as a group. Integrating faith, service, and justice work is a great way to grow closer as a community and have meaningful experiences of faith in action.

 

 

 

Many of the stories in the gospels concern issues of the hungry in Jesus’ time (Lazarus and the rich man, the feeding of the 5,000, countless feasts and famines). What can we learn from these stories about how we ought to respond to hunger in our own communities? Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity and can be a great resource to help you learn more about issues of hunger across the United States and in your own local area. Feeling inspired to make a difference? Their website can help you find a food bank in your area.

 

 

Consider pairing up with Appalachia Service Project (ASP) to take experience a service trip! ASP is a Christian ministry working in central Appalachia to eradicate substandard living conditions in the poorest parts of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Built on a commitment to the dignity of each individual, the program seeks to foster spiritual and personal growth for all through service work and reflection.