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Social Justice
"Beneath an outward appearance of indifference, in the heart of every person there is a will to live in community and a thirst for justice and peace"

Pope Paul VI, Octogesima Adveniens



Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Profile of the Council and council documents

Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice A 1999 pastoral reflection by the American bishops on lay discipleship for justice in a new millennium

Latin American Bishops: Justice 1968 Medellin document

Justice and Peace Scotland The official website of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Scotland



Our Political Responsibility for the Common Good By Dr Marion Smith in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, June 2012

A Brief Note on the State and Society's Moral Ecology By Samuel Gregg in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2012

Equality and Differences By John Finnis in Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics, 2012

Global Justice: An Anti-Collectivist and Pro-Causal Ethic By James Franklin in Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics, 2012

Social Reconciliation Podcast of presentation by Dr. Jay Carney of Creighton University's theology department, 2012

Social Justice in the Bible By Dominik Markl SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, October 2011

Taming the Beast: The Long and Hard Road to the Christian Social Conference of 1952 By Rolf van der Woude in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2011

The Two Kingdoms and the Social Order: Political and Legal Theory in Light of God's Covenant with Noah By David VanDrunen in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2011

The Puzzle of Intolerant Tolerance By M. A. Casey in Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics, 2011

Almsgiving Podcast of presentation by Creighton University ethics professor Dr. Julia Fleming, 2011

Spirituality and Social Justice Podcast of presentation by Joseph Nangle, OFM, 2011

Honoring Human Dignity and the Common Good: A Catholic Approach to Immigration Reform Woodstock Report, March 2010

Global Justice in Distribution of Land: The Missing Dimension in Two Global Summits By Tissa Balasuriya, OMI, February 2010

A Medieval Approach to Social Sciences: The Philosophy of Ibn Khaldun By Giovanni Patriarca in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2010

The Place of Developmental Self-Ordering in Judaism: Kahal as Spontaneous Order By Joseph Isaac Lifshitz in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2010

Distributive Justice and Subsidiarity: The Firm and the State in the Social Order By Joseph Burke in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2010

Justice in the Biblical Tradition: A Challenge to the Christian Mission By Shirley Lal Wijesinghe in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2010

Responsibility, God and Society: The Cry of the Other in the Sacred Texts as a Challenge towards Responsible Global Citizenship By Johann-Albrecht Meylahn, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Pastor of the Evangelisch-Luterische St Petersgemeinde, Pretoria, South Africa, in HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 2009

Judaic Models of Social Transformation By Dr Jonathan Gorsky, lecturer in Judaism and Christian-Jewish Relations at Heythrop College, 2009

Participating in Godliness: A Study of the Laws Concerning the Socially Marginalized in the Torah By Jamie Hussain, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 10, 2008-2009

Being Thought from Beyond Our Borders: Towards Ethical Global Citizenship By Johann-Albrecht Meylahn, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2009

Deus Economicus By Professor Paul Oslington, who holds a joint appointment in economics and theology at Australian Catholic University, in Australian EJournal of Theology, March 2009

Conversation on Paul Oslington's Deus Economicus By Paul Oslington, Anthony Kelly CSsR & Neil Ormerod, in Australian EJournal of Theology, March 2009

Persistent Postmodern Numino-Political Analysis By Matthew John-Paul Tan in Australian EJournal of Theology, March 2009

Three Principles for Christian Citizens By Julian Rivers in Cambridge Papers, March 2009

Building Civil Society By Austen Ivereigh in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, December 2009

Water - Earth - Theology By Frank Kürschner-Pelkmann in Stimmen der Zeit, 2009

Participating in Godliness: A Study of the Laws Concerning the Socially Marginalized in the Torah By Jamie Hussain in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 10, 2008-2009

Justice and Peace: "Salt of the Earth … Light of the World”: Challenges of the African Synod for Religious Communities in Africa By Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ, Kenya, 2009

Reason Employed Against Every Form of Prejudice By Pierangelo Sequeri in Oasis: Biannual Journal of the Oasis International Foundation, July 2009

The Responsibility of a New Universalism By Lorenzo Ornaghi in Oasis: Biannual Journal of the Oasis International Foundation, September 2009

What Does “Subsidiarity” Mean? The Relational Perspective By Peirpaolo Donati in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2009

The Index of Forbidden Books: Liberty, License, and the Common Good By J. Parker Ladwig, Mathematics and Life Sciences, Librarian, University of Notre Dame, and J. Douglas Archer, Reference and Peace Studies Librarian, University of Notre Dame, at the Summons of Freedom Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2009

Social Justice, Indigenous Australians and Catholicism By Kathleen Butler-McIlwraith, lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia, in Australian EJournal of Theology, March 2008

Justice in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Towards a Theology of Restitution By T S Maluleke, University of South Africa, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2008

Faith Doing Justice in the Context of Postmodernism Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator SJ, in Promotio Iustitiae, November 2008

Faith and Justice in an Individualized World Fernando Polanco SJ in Promotio Iustitiae, November 2008

Judaic Models of Social Transformation By Jonathan Gorsky in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, October 2008

Migration Today: A Social Justice Issue By Bishop Nicholas Dimarzio in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2008

How Secular Ideology is Marginalizing the Rule of Law and Catholic Contributions to Law and Society II: The Ten Commandments and the Rejection of Divine Law in American Jurisprudence By Dr. Charles I. Lugosi in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2008

Trying to Vote in Good Conscience By Elizabeth F. Brown in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2008

Rights, Liberties, the Common Good, and the Transformation of American Law in Recent Decades: Has the Legal Profession Failed in It's Ethical Obligation to Improve the Legal System? By Stephen M. Krason in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2008

“It's Hard Work”: Reflections on Conscience and Citizenship in the Catholic Tradition By Amelia J. Uelmen in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2008

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Podcast of presentation by MA student Kelly Orbik, 2008

How to Create a Relational Society: Foundations for a New Social Order By Michael Schluter in Cambridge Papers, March 2007

In Defence of Partisan Justice: An Ethical Reflection on “the Preferential Option for the Poor” By P J Naude, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2007

Exploring Issues around Biblical, Western and African Social Values By J. Eugene Botha in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2007

Passover and Social Justice: An Introduction By Ron Hoenig, Jewish Co-chair of the Council of Christians and Jews, 2007

Rethinking Natural Law: Is It Our Best Strategy for Engaging the Public Square? By Daniel Heimbach, Professor of Christian Ethics, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, in The Global Journal of Classical Theology, 2007

On Social Justice: Comparing Paul with Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics By Johan Strijdom in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2007

How Much Equality is Needed for Justice? By Gerry O'Hanlon SJ, theologian and staff member of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, November, 2007

Spiritual Experience and Social Commitment: Crises and Transformations By Alain Thomasset SJ in Promotio Iustitiae, December 2007

The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice By Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ on page 9 of Promotio Iustitiae, October 2007

Passover and Social Justice: An Introduction On the occasion of the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Council of Christians & Jews, February 22, 2007

Yves De Montcheuil: Action, Justice, and the Kingdom in Spiritual Resistance to Nazism By David Grumett in Theological Studies, September 2007

West, Macintyre, and Wojty³a:  Pope John Paul II's Contribution to the Development of a Dependency-Based Theory of Justice By Elizabeth R. Schiltz in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

An “Other” Christian Perspective on Lawrence v. Texas By Victor C. Romero in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

Looking Beyond the Mercy/Justice Dichotomy:  Reflections on the Complementary Roles of Mercy and Justice in Jewish Law and Tradition By Samuel J. Levine in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

Can Social Justice Be Achieved? By Arnaud Pellissier Tanon, Jose Manuel Moreira in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2007

What Catholics Should Know About Solidarity By Mary J. Giblin in Catholic Update, 2007

John Paul II: The Quintessential Religious Witness in the Public Square By Gregory C. Sisk in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

John Paul II and the Law: Some Preliminary Reflections By George Weigel in Ave Maria Law Review, 2007

John Paul II--A Man of God and a Servant of Man: The Pope at the United Nations By Robert John Araujo, SJ in Ave Maria Law Review, 2007

Justice and Peace Spirituality By Prakash Anthony Lohale. An edited version of a talk delivered in Taiwan to an international meeting of promoters of Justice & Peace of the Asia Pacific region of the Dominicans, October 2006

What Charter for Humanity? Defining the Destination of Development By Michael Schluter in Cambridge Papers, September 2006

Transformation in South Africa and the Kingdom of God By Nico Vorster in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2006

John Rawls: The Basis of Social Justice and Intercultural Dialogue in a Globalized World By Russell Hittinger in the Proceedings of the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Acquinas on The Human Person, Natural Law, Human Rights in a Complex and Globalised World, June 2006, pp. 142-164

Theological Foundations for Our Commitment to Justice By Jacques Haers SJ on page 24 of Promotio Iustitiae, December 2006

Our Faith and Our Quest for Justice By Paul Caspersz in Promotio Iustitiae, March 2006

A Faith That Does Justice By Ando Isamu in Promotio Iustitiae, March 2006

Passion for God and Commitment to Humanity By Rigobert Minani in Promotio Iustitiae, March 2006

The Christian Roots of Human Dignity By Anton Rauscher in Kirche in der Welt, Würzburg: Echter-Verlag, 2006

A Passion for Justice: The Natural Law Foundations of Lord Denning's Thought and Work (Part Two) By Andrew Phang in The Global Journal of Classical Theology, 2006

Eucharistic Justice By David N. Power in Theological Studies, December 2006

We Who Believe in Freedom: The Intersection of Race, Class, Gender and Religion in the U.S. Today and Its Significance for Discipleship Diana L. Hayes, Proceedings of the Theology Institute, 2006

Catholic Legal Theory By Susan J. Stabile in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2006

The King's Good Servants: Catholics as Participants in Capital Litigation By Art C. Cody in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2006

The Importance of the Penultimate: Reformed Social Thought and the Contemporary Critiques of the Liberal Society By David VanDrunen in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2006

From Prophecy to Policy: Bishops, Prudence, and Immigration Politics By Andrew Yuengert in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2006

A Plague of Perverse Opinions: Modernism, Thomism and the Problem of Democracy By Robert Ventresca, King's University College at The University of Western Ontario, at the Modernity: Yearning for the Infinite Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2006

Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope By United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Conferencia del Episcopado Mexicano in Catholic Update, 2006

A Passion for Justice: The Natural Law Foundations of Lord Denning's Thought and Work (Part One) By Andrew Phang in The Global Journal of Classical Theology, 2005

Dignity and Respect for Human Persons: A Trinitarian, Christological and Dialectical Approach By Michael Foley, lecturer in Theology at Australian Catholic University, St Mary's Campus, Strathfield, 2005

Reconciliation: A Way of Life for the World By M Masango, University of Pretoria, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2005

A Tradition of Hopeful Intelligence: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition By Anthony J. Kelly, CSsR, in Australian EJournal of Theology, August 2005

The African Concept of Caring for Life By Maake Masango in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

Cultural Criticism as an Imperative for Christians By Andries G. van Aarde in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

The Church's Responsibility towards the Social Order: An Old Testament Hermeneutic Problem By A.P.B. Breytenbach in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

The Political Responsibility of the Church: On the Necessity and Boundaries of the Theory of the Two Kingdoms By I.W.C. van Wyk in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

Present Religious and Ideological Tendencies That Are an Obstacle to the Commitment to Justice By José María Mardones in Promotio Iustitiae, April 2005

Current Religious and Ideological Trends As Obstacles to the Faith-Justice Mission By Patxi Alvarez in Promotio Iustitiae, March 2005

John Paul II - Global Player of Justice By Victor Conzemius, professor of church history at the University Luzern, in Stimmen der Zeit, 2005

Welcome the Stranger By Francis Mansour LCM in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2005

Social Ethics By Mary Elsbernd in Theological Studies, March 2005

Faith in Deaf Culture By Marcel Broesterhuizen in Theological Studies, June 2005

Faith and Values in the Public Arena: An American Catholic in Public Life By James L. Oberstar M.C. in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Mosaic Law in Christian Social Ethics By Jason Fletcher in Cambridge Papers, December 2004

Towards a Narrative Theological Orientation in a Global Village from a Postmodern Urban South African Perspective By Johann-Albrecht Meylahn, University of Pretoria, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2004

Freedom, Equality, Dignity of the Human Person By W. Norris Clarke, SJ, in Catholic Social Science Review, 2004

Beyond Scrutiny? Minorities, Majorities and Post-Modern Tyranny By Michael Ovey in Cambridge Papers, June 2004

The Tilted Balance: Early Rabbinic Perceptions of God's Justice By Elaine A. Phillips, Gordon College, in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2004

Messiahs of Every Age: A Theological Basis of Nineteenth-century Social Reform By Priscilla Elaine Eppinger in Quaker Theology, Spring-Summer 2004

Communion and Stewardship: Human Persons Created in the Image of God By the International Theological Commission, 2004

Social Justice By Walter Block, professor of economics at Loyola University New Orleans, January 2004

The Prophet in the Face of Social Injustice: A Model of Faith Which Does Justice By Stefano Bittasi in Promotio Iustitiae, August 2004

A Faith That Does Justice By Anthony Carroll in Promotio Iustitiae, August 2004

A Faith that does Justice: What Happened? By David Eley in Promotio Iustitiae, August 2004

The Integrity of the Faith-Justice Vision By George Keerankeri in Promotio Iustitiae, August 2004

Faith That Does Justice By João Batista Libânio in Promotio Iustitiae, August 2004

Social Commitment and the Experience of Faith: How to Express Them and Link Them Together? By Alain Thomasset in Promotio Iustitiae, August 2004

Probing the Decline in the Commitment to Social Justice By Jose Mario C. Francisco, S.J. in Promotio Iustitiae, April 2004

Promotion of Justice or Struggle for Justice? By Juan Hernandez Pico, S.J. in Promotio Iustitiae, April 2004

Justice: The Most Terrible of the Virtues By James V. Schall in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2004

The Spirituality of Communion: A Resource for Dialogue with Catholics in Public Life By Amelia J. Uelman in The Catholic Lawyer, 2004

The Significance of Subsidiarity and Solidarity on Justice to the "Poor": Challenging Structural Adjustment Policies and Strategies in Tanzania By Linus Mbajo, C.S.S.p., September 2003

The Convergence of Forgiveness and Justice: Lessons from El Salvador By Stephen J. Pope in Theological Studies, December 2003

Adam and Eve: The Origin of Community and the Possibility of Reform By James E. Faulconer, Brigham Young University, at the “Formation and Renewal Conference” in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2003

Arguing for Human Equality By Patrick McKinley Brennan, 2003

The Role of Social Justice in Judging Cases By Hon. Stephen Reinhardt in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2003

Does Living a Spiritually Engaged Life Mandate Us to Be Actively Engaged in Issues of Social Justice By John A. Powell in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2003

Lessons From Suffering: How Social Justice Informs Spirituality By John A. Powell in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2003

Developing Solidarity through Individuality: Kierkegaard on Forming and Strengthening Community By J. Michael Tilley, University of Kentucky, at the “Formation and Renewal Conference” in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2003

Globalisation and Human Solidarity By Mark Raper SJ in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Autumn 2003

Social Justice and Christian Faith By Seamus Murphy SJ, lecturer in philosophy in the Milltown Institute, April 2002

On Displacing Words: The Lord's Prayer and the New Definition of Justice By Vítor Westhelle, professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, in Word & World, Winter 2002

Restorative Justice Approaches By Arlene Groh, RN, B.A., Project Coordinator for the Restorative Justice Approaches to Elder Abuse Project of the Community Care Access Centre of Waterloo Region in Waterloo, Ontario, in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 5, 2002

Raising Awareness of Abuse of Older Persons By Elizabeth Podneiks, C.M., Ryerson University, School of Nursing, Toronto, Ontario, in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 5, 2002

Restorative Justice Approaches By Arlene Groh in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 5, 2002

Raising Awareness of Abuse of Older Persons By Elizabeth Podneiks in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 5, 2002

The Contradiction of Justice By Brian Lennon, SJ in Working Notes of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, 2002

The Importance of the Lord's Day for the Culture of Life By Stephen M. Matuszak, S.T.L. at the Death to Life Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2002

From "Having" to "Being": A Proposal for Reform By Sarah A. Smith, Senior at Montrose School in Natick, MA at the Death to Life Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2002

Application of Johannine Themes to Social Justice Issues By John Traxler, a student at Loyola Marymount University, 2001

Preaching Social Justice in Homilies By Robert F. Drinan, S.J. in America, Feb. 12, 2001

Unmasking the Inevitable By Walter Brueggemann in The Other Side, July-August 2001. Brueggemann explores the scriptural challenge to confront systems of oppression, no matter how entrenched they may seem

Ethics, Compassion And Self-Deceit By Peter McVerry, SJ in Working Notes of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, June 2001

An Ethic For The Third Millennium By in Working Notes of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, 2001

Newman's Letter to the Duke of Norfolk: Citizenship, Church, and Conscience By John T. Ford in Josephinum Journal of Theology, Summer/Fall 2001

Nature and Grace: The Theological Foundations of Jacques Maritain's Public Philosophy By Eduardo J. Echeverria in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2001

Mammon's Deadly Grin: The New Gospel of Wealth and the Old Gospel of Life By Eugene McCarraher, Villanova University, at the Culture of Life Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2001

University and Christian Humanism: The Basis for a Culture of Life By Juan Amézquita, Universidad Panamericana, at the Culture of Life Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2001

Material Persons, Immaterial Souls and an Ethic of Life By Kevin Corcoran, Calvin College, at the Culture of Life Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2001

A Culture of Life in a Post-Christian Age By H. Tristram Engelhardt, Rice University,  at the Culture of Life Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2001

New Social Movements: Christian and Buddhist Movements --Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka By Kathleen Nadea in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2001

Liberation theology essays by Lindy Davies
Ownership----- Value----- Capitalism----- Land----- The Sermon on the Mount

Salt of the Earth You can read the feature article in this month's issue as well as those of past issues

The Jewish Concept of Justice By Edward Kessler in The Way, 2000

Genetically Modified Food as a Justice Issue By John Perry, S.J. in Perspective: A Semi-Annual Examination and Application of Catholic and Ignatian Thought, March 2000

American Methodist Social Gospel: The Public/Private Split Revisited By Christopher H. Evans in Wesley Theological Journal, 2000

Defining Social Justice By Michael Novak in First Things, December 2000

Social Justice: A Meaningless Term? By Normand J. Paulhus, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Wheeling Jesuit University

From the Salt of the Earth archives Articles from the magazine Salt of the Earth. Areas: Capital punishment. Children. Environment. Family. Homelessness/Housing. Immigration. Labor/Work. Legislative advocacy. Parish ministry. Racism. Welfare

Letters to My Brothers and Sisters These letters from Donald J. Goergen, OP include: "Faith, Politics, and Justice" and "Evangelization, Contemplation, and Justice"

Globalization and the Church's Social Mission By T. Howland Sanks in Theological Studies, December 1999

The Virtue of Justice By Father Paul A. Duffner; you have to scroll down a bit

Contextual Social Theology. An Indonesian Model By J.B. Banawiratma S.J. & J. Müller S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 1999
  • Chapter 1 - The Notion of Social Theology
  • Chapter 2 - From Church Social Teaching to Contextual Theologies
  • Chapter 3 - Methods, Process and Program of Social Theology
  • Chapter 4 - Steps for Collecting Data and Information
  • Chapter 5 - Notion and Steps of Social Analysis
  • Chapter 6 - Religion and Society? Faith and the World
  • Chapter 7 - Notion of Development and the Reign of God
  • Chapter 8 - Poverty and "Preferential Option for the Poor"
  • Chapter 9 - Structural Poverty - The Structures of Sin
  • Chapter 10 - The Culture of Poverty and the Life of Faith
  • Chapter 11 - Poverty as Economic and Ecological Problems
  • Chapter 12 - The Political Dimension in the Praxis of the Church

    The Nature of the State By Donald X. Burt, OSA. Chapter 7 of Friendship and Society: An Introduction to Augustine's Practical Philosophy, 1999

    Jubilee 2000: How You Can Build a Better World The U.S. bishops' Everyday Christianity condensed, in Catholic Update, 1999

    Complementarity and Equality in the Political Thought of Thomas Aquinas By Paul J. Weithman in Theological Studies, June 1998

    Toward a Buddhist Social Ethics: The Case of Thailand By Tavivat Puntarigvivat in Cross Currents, Fall 1998

    Perspectives on Justice By Joyce. E. Bellous, Director of the Master of Religious Education Programme at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 1, 1998

    The Great Commissions By Ranald Macaulay in Cambridge Papers, June 1998

    Perspectives on Justice By Dr. Joyce E. Bellous in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 1, 1998

    Relationism: Pursuing a Biblical Vision for Society By Michael Schluter in Cambridge Papers, December 1997

    The Vocation of Christianity in a Conflictual World By Charles C. West of the Princeton Theological Seminary, 1997

    A Consistent Ethic of Life — Te Kahu-o-te-Ora A Statement from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference in April 1997

    Our mission and Justice From the 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, 1996

    The Option for the Poor is an Option for Justice and not Preferential By José M. Vigil, 1996

    Discrimination and Affirmative Action By M. Cathleen Kaveny in Theological Studies, June 1996

    The Causes of Forced Displacement: The Breakdown of Sustainable Global Community By Mark Raper, S.J. at a Global Ecumenical Consultation at Addis Ababa in November 1995

    Judeo-Christian and Buddhist Justice By Winston L. King, Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University, in Buddhist Journal of Ethics, 1995

    To Sweeten Poisoned Wells By Adrian Lyons SJ in Uniya Newsletter, Summer 1995. Lyons reflects on the notion of faith and its role in the promotion of social justice

    What Do We Mean by Justice? Working Notes, Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, April 1995

    Declaration of a Global Ethic Declaration of the Parliament of the World's Religions, prepared by Hans Kung, given at the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago

    Public Religious Dialogue: The Economic Pastoral and the Hermeneutics of Democracy By Gerard Magill in Theological Studies, September 1993

    The Common Good By Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez in Issues in Ethics, a publication of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, Spring 1992

    Abundant Life for All: Reflections on the Ecumenical Debate about Economic Issues By Emilio Castro, World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland, in Word & World, 1992

    Christian Social Ethics after the Cold War By David Hollenbach in Theological Studies, March 1992

    The Prayer of the Just One By Edward J. van Merrienboer in Spirituality Today, Spring 1991

    Catherine of Siena and Our Call to the Work of Justice and Peace By Mary Ann Fatula in Spirituality Today, Winter 1991

    The Just World Theory By Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez in Issues in Ethics, a publication of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, Spring 1990

    Liturgy and Social Action By Bede Smith in The Way, 1990

    Social Justice and Creation Spirituality By Jane Blewett in The Way, 1989

    The Limits of Hope and the Logic of Love on the Basis of Christian Social Responsibility By Stephen N. Williams, Professor of Theology, The United Presbyterian Theological College, Aberystwyth, in Tyndale Bulletin, November 1989

    Three Approaches to Justice and Peace in Korea By Keel Hee-Sung in Inter-Religio, 1989

    Reading the Bible in the Struggle for Justice and Peace By Christopher Rowland in The Way, 1988

    Sexuality and Social Justice: The State of the Question By Joan Timmerman in The Way, 1988

    New Forms of Colonization in the World Today By Thomas Michel, S.J.

    The Political Theology of John Donne By David Nicholls in Theological Studies, March 1988

    Sanctity of Life, Quality of Life, and Social Justice By Lisa Sowle Cahill in Theological Studies, March 1987

    The Biblical Roots of Justice By José Míguez Bonino, Instituto Superior Evangelico de Estudos Teologicos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Word & World, 1987

    The Unprejudiced Jesus and the Prejudiced Church By George Soares-Prabhu in The Way, 1987

    Faith and Politics By Paul Boateng in The Way, 1987

    Facing Our Fears in the Call to Act Justly By Max Oliva in Spirituality Today, Fall 1985

    Social Justice: The Broader Perspective By Stanley F. Parmisano in Spirituality Today, Spring 1985

    From Berakhah to Daily Bread: In View of an Anthropology of Justice By Carmine Di Sante in SIDIC Periodical, 1985

    Learning Justice By Andrew Hamilton in The Way, 1985

    Civil Disobedience: A Moral Critique By Gerald D. Coleman in Theological Studies, March 1985

    Class Struggle and the Magisterium: A New Note By Gregory Baum in Theological Studies, December 1984

    Social Justice in the Israelite Law Codes By Bruce V. Malchow, Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, Wisconsin, in Word & World, 1984

    Theological Foundations for Social Ethics By Randolph A. Nelson, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, 1984

    The Role of Scripture in Public Theology By Bruce C. Birch, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., in Word & World, 1984

    The Social Dimensions of Christian Spirituality By Kenneth Leech in The Way, 1984

    The Cost of Justice By John Dalrymple in The Way, 1984

    A Kingdom of Justice? By Thomas E. Clarke in The Way, 1984

    Evangelical Views of the Poor and Social Ethics Today By Chris Wigglesworth, Lecturer in Practical Theology, University of Aberdeen, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1984

    The Experience of Alienation By Guy Jarrosson in The Way, 1983

    On Seeing Ourselves: Anthropology and Social Ethics By James M. Childs, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, in Word & World, 1982

    Jesus' Resurrection and the Search for Peace and Justice By Ronald J. Sider in the Christian Century, November 3, 1982

    Man and Society: Hermeneutical Aspects of a Social Theology according to Jewish Sources By Uriel Tal in SIDIC Periodical, 1979

    Social Ethics: Agenda for the Future By Charles E. Curran in Theology Today, October 1978

    Rawls, Nozick, and the Search for Social Justice By John P. Langan in Theological Studies, June 1977

    The Church and Social Transformation: An Ethics of the Spirit By Leon O. Hynson in Wesley Theological Journal, 1976

    Global Population in Perspective: Implications for U.S. Policy Response By Peter J. Henriot in Theological Studies, March 1974

    Justice in Industry By Rodger Charles in The Way, 1973

    Holiness and Justice in Tension By Thomas E. Clarke in The Way, 1973

    Justice in a Capitalist Society By Hugh Kay in The Way, 1973

    Justice and Justification By John L. McKenzie in The Way, 1973

    Hebrew Scripture and Social Action By Manfred Vogel in SIDIC Periodical, 1969

    Distributive justice and aid to education By Thomas O. Martin in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1953

    New and Old in Catholic Charity By Rev. Wm. J. Kerby, PH.D. Scroll to page 8. The Catholic Charities Review, January 1919

    The Cooperative Movement Editorial. Scroll to page 67. The Catholic Charities Review, March 1919

    Social Reconstruction By the Administrative Committee of the National Catholic War Council. Scroll to page 72. The Catholic Charities Review, March 1919

    Professional and Volunteer Charity By J. Elliot Ross, C.S.P., PH.D. Scroll to page 105. The Catholic Charities Review, April 1919

    International Charity Editorial. Scroll to page 131. The Catholic Charities Review, May 1919

    The Field of Charitable and Social Work and Its Vocational Opportunities By Rev. Michael J. Scanlan. Scroll to page 298. The Catholic Charities Review, December 1919

    Reform and Reformers By William J. Kerby. Scroll to page 227. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 28, From January to October, 1903

    Social Reform By William J. Kerby. Scroll to page 521. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 28, From January to October, 1903

    The Clergy and the Social Problem By George Tyrrell, S.J. Scroll to page 151. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 22, From January to October, 1897

    Modern Theories of Society. The End of Society By John J. Ming, S.J. Scroll to page 26. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 21, From January to October, 1896

    The True and the False Philosophy of Social Reform By Alfred Young, CS.R. Scroll to page 193. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 15, From January to October, 1890

    The Relative Influence of Paganism and Christianity on Human Slavery By Cardinal Gibbons. Scroll to page 577. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 13, From January to October, 1888

    A Lord's Prayer for Justice

    Systemic Change: Seeds of Change This 20-week series, offered by the members of the Commission for Promoting Systemic Change, describes strategies that are useful, often even essential, for bringing about such change

    Human Rights and Justice in Islam From A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam

    A Declaration of Interdependence By Christian Smith

    Cosmic Justice Based on the texts of world scriptures

    The Ideal Society Based in the texts of different world scriptures



    Charity and Justice A basic chart to help clarify the distinction between works of justice and works of charity

    Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 3, Section 1 The person and society. Participation in social life. Social Justice

    Social Justice in the Catechism of the Catholic Church A guide prepared by Gerald Darring

    Characteristics of Franciscan work for Justice, Peace and integrity of Creation

    Instruments of Peace A Franciscan resource book for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. Contains the section that deals with women

    Ripples of Justice An initiative of the Australian Jesuits to provide both material and an index on social issues from a Christian perspective

    Augustinian Justice and Peace Articles, reports, and documents from the Order of St. Augustine

    Social-justice news and events News reports from the magazine Salt of the Earth

    Stat House Statistics from the magazine Salt of the Earth. Areas: Welfare reform. Environment. Homelessness. Capital punishment

    Stirrings The social justice newsletters of the Basilian Fathers

    Justice and Peace United Church of Christ. Action alerts, what the UCC says about the poor, OCIS statement on violence in society

    The Social Community United Methodist Church The General Board of Church and Society

    Justice in Islam Justice as a basic objective of Islam and a moral virtue, and the standard of justice envisaged by the Quran

    Catholic Worker Homepage All about Dorothy Day and her movement

    Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns Our office serves Maryknoll missioners by providing analysis and advocacy on justice and peace issues that affect the communities where Maryknollers live and work

    Justice and Peace The Peace and Justice Commission of the Dominican Order has produced five workbooks to assist their brothers and sisters, and all concerned, to become more aware of the resources, the stories and the techniques for pursuing justice and peace issues in our day

    Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Established at St. John's University in New York

    Preaching the Just Word A national program sponsored by the Woodstock Theological Center to assist priests and other ministers of the gospel to be more effective in preaching social justice

    Peace Connections A series of Sunday reading reflections that correlate Sunday liturgy readings with issues of peace and justice

    The Church in the City A wonderful site describing the efforts of the people of the diocese of Cleveland on behalf of justice and peace

    4Justice and Peace The 4 Justice and Peace acts within the Maltese Franciscan Province of St. Paul the Apostle and has the prophetic mission to work for Justice and Peace and the Protection of the environment

    Ten Myths About Affirmative Action The case against affirmative action is weak, resting, as it does so heavily, on myth and misunderstanding. Here are some of the most popular myths about affirmative action, along with a brief commentary on each one

    8th Day Center For Justice A coalition of Catholic, religious congregations, commits to act as a critical alternative voice to oppressive systems and to work actively to change those systems

    Peace and Social Justice Ministry From the Catholic Diocese of Joliet, Illinois

    Good Shepherd Social Justice Network Good Shepherd Sisters in Australia and New Zealand

    Those On the Margins of A Society THOMAS was created to build a bridge of dialogue between the church and people who are on the fringes of society especially those who are homeless, addicted to drugs or involved in crime. To help these people it gives them support by offering practical help and by encouraging other organisations to do likewise. The main tool that THOMAS has for raising awareness of the plight of those individuals is its free magazine "EDGES"

    Landless Peasants´ Movement in Brazil

    Liberation Theology and Land Reform A course on the struggle for economic justice in a theological context, with particular attention to the question of land ownership

    Blueprint for Social Justice Published by the Twomey Center at Loyola University in New Orleans

    Australian Catholic Social Justice Council The Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference mandates the ACSJC to promote research, education, advocacy and action on social justice, peace and human rights, integrating them deeply into the life of the whole Catholic community in Australia, and providing a credible Catholic voice on these matters in Australian society

    Institute on the Common Good The Regis University Institute on the Common Good seeks to facilitate dialogue aimed at developing strategies to resolve important community issues. Rooted in the tradition of Roman Catholic social teaching, the Institute asserts the dignity and social nature of the human person. Nether liberal nor conservative in its posture, the Institute operates on the belief that a healthy society is committed to the welfare of all its members, especially those without a voice, suggesting a balance that avoids the extremes of exclusive individualism or totalitarianism

    Social Justice From the US Jesuit Conference

    The Sunflower Project The Sunflower Project is a global appeal to all people on planet earth concerned about nuclear war, pollution, violence, injustice, and threats to the balance of nature -- to plant at least one sunflower seed in a sunny place where it will be noticed

    Human Dignity: Values and Justice Czech Philosophical Studies, III



    Uniya - Jesuit Social Justice Centre Uniya seeks to respond to situations of structural injustice through links with marginalised people

    Development and Peace Launched in 1967 by Canada's Catholic Bishops, our members work with people in developing nations to improve living and working conditions worldwide

    Sojourners Online Building a movement of spiritual renewal and social justice

    The Center of Concern Envisions a world in which every woman, man and child can survive, thrive, and contribute back to our communities, enhancing life for all who share the planet. Through research, analysis, networking, public education and advocacy, the Center works to advance more just, sustainable and authentically human development for all, especially for the marginalized and those in poverty

    Christian Aid We believe in life before death. Christian Aid works in almost 50 countries helping people regardless of religion or race, to improve their own lives and tackle the causes of poverty and injustice

    Bend the Arc A Jewish partnership for justice

    Oxfam Community Aid Abroad A democratically-run, independent, community-based Australian organisation. We promote social justice and the alleviation of poverty through the funding of development projects both overseas and in Aboriginal Australia, and through our campaigning, education and advocacy work. Our central aim is to work in partnership with people to build a fairer, environmentally sustainable world. Community Aid Abroad is the Australian member of Oxfam International

    The Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors Founded in 1985 to serve those in diocesan offices that “link justice and faith, in light of traditional Catholic social teaching, through education which leads to action (advocacy, empowerment, and organizing) on issues, policies and structures affecting matters of justice and peace”

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection The JCTR is a research, education and advocacy team that promotes study and action on issues linking Christian Faith and social justice in Zambia and Malawi. The JCTR began in 1988 as a project of the Zambia-Malawi Province of the Society of Jesus and is similar in orientation and activities with other Jesuit social centres around the world

    Buddhist Peace Fellowship Buddhist Peace Fellowship's open-hearted engagement with the world is expressed through expanding programs in the United States and Asia. Through BPF, Buddhists of many different traditions are developing individual and group responses to socially conditioned suffering

    Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation Justice and peace resources

    Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance Our advocacy includes raising awareness and building a movement for justice within the churches as well as mobilizing people of faith to lobby local and national governments, businesses, and multi-lateral organizations



    Justice and Peace A web site sponsored by The Irish Theological Association

    Peace & Justice Wall Prepared by the Justice & Peace Committee of Saint John's Abbey

    Access to Catholic Social Justice Teaching

    Social Justice Links From Call to Action



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