Students are challenged to write a speech as if they were a member of Pope Francis’ synod addressing the problem of cyberbullying.
This handout provides several real-life situations that teens might encounter. Students are challenged to respond to the situations and give advice to other teens.
This worksheet provides questions for students to answer as they research and learn about the Fair Trade Movement.
This article gives several suggestions of how an individual can bring about distributive justice.
Brief description of organization/agency/group and the nature of its work: How does it build relationships? promote justice?
A summary of Chapter 45, Working for Justice from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.
A summary of Chapter 7, The Human Person from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.
Answer the following questions about the organization you are researching. Use a separate sheet of paper as needed.
Several articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
An article about Jesus’ command to love everyone, even those who society has deemed unlovable.
A reading, with reflection questions, on living out God’s Call of unconditional love, agape, for all.
A self-quiz, or self-assessment, on faithful citizenship.
An article on war and peace in Catholic social teaching.
An article on the foundations for a justified war and the just war doctrine.
An article on the principles of Catholic social teaching for business ethics.
This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a great introduction to the Church, social ethics and politics in the United States.
This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses 5 stages in introducing service learning to a classrooom setting.
This article from the Living in Christ Series discusses holiness: what it is, who is called, and how to live it out. Both the Church and the people in it are holy.
outlines course themes/sessions
Editor's note: The names of the minors in this story have been changed to preserve confidentiality, in accordance with the wishes of Holy Cross Children's Services. DETROIT--When Tonya entered a youth detention home of the Holy Cross Children's Services …
Highlights of Catholic Documents on Justice and Peace The following link will take you to a PDF document that sumarizes many of the key points from Church documents addressing the social teachings of the Catholic Church. http://www.smp.org/Images/Complementary/Highlights.pdf
Dear young friends, The recent, tragic events continue to leave us all shocked, confused, scared, and sorrowful. At this time, nothing is more important than to turn our hearts to Jesus. Perhaps, we can find comfort in the words of …
Pacifism: "We No Longer Learn War" How can we apply Jesus command to love our enemies when our whole nation has been attacked? Over the centuries, how Christians have attempted to apply Jesus teachings on violence to their lives has …
In the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks, many people are calling for military retaliation against whatever group or country is ultimately found to be responsible. The desire to strike back at those who hurt us is understandable, but …
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