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We stand on the shoulders of those American Catholics who have come before us in practicing their faith as Social Justice leaders and activists. Take time to learn about these noted U.S. Catholics--St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, St. Katharine Marie Drexel, Rev. Robert Drinan, Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, Patrick & Phillip Berrigan, Mark & Louise Zwick (Casa Juan Diego, The Catholic Worker, Houston), Mary Barton Keegan (The End Hunger Network, Houston), Jack Jezreel (JustFaith Ministries), and Sr. Helen Prejean to name a few.


There are numerous texts to provide one with a wealth of Catholic reading on the subject of Social Justice. Over the past five years the forty graduates of JustFaith have read from the following books and viewed the tapes and DVDs, and in so doing have enhanced their understanding both of Church teaching and of their calling as Catholics.

All of these publications, VHS tapes, DVDs and CDs can be borrowed from the Social Justice Office.

Publications

The Catholic Worker Movement, Mark & Louise Zwick

Rediscover Catholicism, Matthew Kelly

On Pilgrimage, Dorothy Day

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, USCCB

The Price of Civilization, Jeffrey Sachs

Broken Bread & Broken Bodies, Joseph Grassi

The Faith That Does Justice, John Haughey

Toward A Spirituality For Global Justice, Elaine Prevallet

Economic Justice For All, USCCB

We Make The Road By Walking, EPICA

Uprooting Racism, Paul Kivel

Grace At The Table, Beckmann/Simon

Doing Justice, Dennis Jacobsen

Doing Faithjustice, Fred Kammer S.J.

Catholic Social Teaching, Philip Land S.J.

On Social Concern, USCCB

Opting For The Poor, Peter Henriot S.J.

Credible Signs of Christ Alive, John Hogan

Christ Among Us, Anthony Wilhelm

St. Francis & The Foolishness of God, Dennis/Nangle/Moe-Lobeda/Taylor

Rich Christians In An Age Of Hunger, Ronald Siden

Simpler Living, Compassionate Life, Michael Schut

World Hunger, Lapper/Collins/Rosset

Rethinking Globalization, Bigelow/Peterson

The Powers That Be, Walter Wink

Unexpected News, Robert Brown

How Much Is Enough? Arthur Simon

Cloud Of Witnesses, Wallis/Hollyday

Rising To Common Ground, Danny Collum

Amazing Grace, Jonathan Kozol

The Challenge & Spirituality Of Catholic Social Teaching, Marvin Mitch

Dispossessed, Mark Kramer

VHS Tapes

When Did I See You Hungry, 37 min.; narration by Martin Sheen

The Shadow Of Hate, A History of Intolerance in America, 40 min.

The Global Banquet, The Politics Of Food, 50 min.

Portrait Of A Radical, The Jesus Movement, 50 min.

Among The People Facing Poverty In America, 53 min.

SOA: Guns & Greed, 21 min.

Africa Rising: Hope & Healing, 16 in.

Love One Another, 30 min.

The Business of Hunger, 28 min.

Arms For The Poor, 25 min.

DVD

Come Walk In My Shoes, 56 min.; narrated by the Honorable John R. Lewis (D-GA)

A Force More Powerful, 174 min.

The Man Who Planted Trees, 30 min.

Dying To Live, A Migrant’s Journey, 30 min.

Keeping The Earth, 27 min.

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