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.
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
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.
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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