Agriculture


Agriculture Selections from Pope John XXIII's 1961 encyclical Christianity and Social Progress

Agriculture Selections from Pope John Paul II's 1981 encyclical On Human Work

Towards a Better Distribution of Land: The Challenge of Agrarian Reform 1997 document issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Land, A Common Good for All of Humanity Statement by Cardinal Roger Etchegaray on the occasion of the issuance of the document Towards a Better Distribution of Land, 1998

Fruits of the Earth and Human Labour: A Socio-Economic Contract with the Rural World By the Social Affairs Committee, The Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops, May 1, 2008

A Catholic Perspective on Rural Life in Illinois Statement of the Catholic bishops of Illinois, 2001

Voices and Choices A pastoral letter from the Catholic Bishops of the South, 2000

Economic Hardships Affecting Rural Life Statement by the Catholic bishops of Nebraska, 1999

Minnesota Bishops' Statement on the Farm Crisis 1999

Parched Land, Perilous Times: A Call for Prayer and Legislative Actions for Farming Families Statement by the Catholic bishops of Ohio, 1999

Statement on Rural Life By the Catholic bishops of Iowa, 1998

Life on the Land: A Call to Reflection and Action on Agriculture in Ohio Statement by the Catholic bishops of Ohio, 1998

Giving Thanks Through Action A statement by the Catholic Bishops of North Dakota on the crisis in rural life, 1998



The Family Farm as Christian Witness By L. Shannon Jung, Wartburg and University of Dubuque Theological Seminaries, in Word & World, Fall 1997

Rediscovering American Agriculture By Frederick Kirschenmann, Kirschenmann Family Farms, Windsor, North Dakota, in Word & World, 1993

Catholic Rural Life Selected articles from this magazine published by the National Catholic Rural Life Conference



A Catholic Rural Ethic for Agriculture, Environment, Food, and Earth Principles from Catholic social teaching to be applied when considering economic, social and environmental policies on behalf of agriculture and rural communities

International Catholic Rural Association Works with rural problems throughout the world, particularly where such problems belong to the social, religious and moral domains. Includes Agrimissio, an international service offered to the Missionaries - priest and lay - engaged with concrete intitiatives on rural development

National Catholic Rural Life Conference Serves the mission of the Church by communicating a Catholic perspective and urging public action on rural life and environmental issues. Since its inception in 1923, the Conference has been committed to challenging and enabling rural people to participate in the Church’s evangelizing ministry and to live the faith that does justice

Catholic Relief Services Catholic Relief Services works worldwide through local partner agencies to implement agriculture and environment programs, serving the poorest farm families and rural communities in Asia, Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean




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