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Catholic disciples on mission are called to put Two Feet of Love in Action! This foundational tool describes two distinct, but complementary, ways we can respond to the Gospel call to put love in action: social justice (addressing systemic, root causes of problems that affect many people) and charitable works (short-term, emergency assistance for individuals). A brochure, facilitator's guide, and handouts are available to help you educate others about the Two Feet of Love in Action.
Short, two-page handouts on Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Penance, and Anointing of the Sick can help Catholics who are preparing for the sacraments reflect on our Catholic call to mission in the world. Available in both English and Spanish!
Caritas in Veritate lesson plans and individual study guide can help you learn more about Pope Benedict's encyclical, which explores Catholic teaching on human development, economic life, and other pressing global issues.Resources on Catholic social teaching, includes scriptural foundations, Church documents, major themes, and activities such as lesson plans and a CST timeline game. En Español. Faithful Citizenship provides materials and resources to prepare Catholics to bring their faith to public life and to live as faithful citizens.
The New Evangelization calls us to make our lives a proclamation of the Good News through our witness of love and justice.
Communities of Salt and Light can help all parts of parish life (prayer and worship, catechesis, family ministry, etc.) form disciples who can be "salt" and "light" by putting faith into action.
Building Effective Parish Social Ministry Teams can help you start a parish team to integrate concern for neighbor into all aspects of parish life.
Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry Section is a network of people in parishes, dioceses and Catholic Charities agencies that share resources and ideas on fighting poverty in the U.S.
Questions to Examine Conscience in Light of Catholic Social Teaching (also available en Espanol) can supplement a traditional examination to assess how well your choices and actions reflect love of neighbor.
Lent Resources can help you pray, learn, and act justly during Lent.
Suggestions for Prayer and Liturgy are available on many topics, including peace, the Middle East, immigration, life issues, and more.
Our Catholic Faith in Action Campus Web Site is the U.S. bishops' website to help college students and campus ministers pray, learn, and act for justice and peace on campus.
CCHD Internship Program provides paid internships for U.S. Catholics to assist dioceses in their work to address poverty through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award honors a young Catholic ages 18-30 who exhibits leadership to address the root causes of poverty in the United States.
Scripture and Justice Timeline Activity - This activity illustrates how Scripture provides a foundation for our concern for those who are poor and vulnerable. Participants have only a few minutes to arrange biblical events in chronological order. Then, the facilitator checks the timeline and uses it as a starting point for teaching about the scriptural call to justice.
Biblical Justice Challenge - There are hundreds of passages in Scripture that exhort us to work for justice. In this fun activity, small groups compete to find scriptural references related to concern for those who are poor and vulnerable.
CRS College has academic and campus materials to promote global solidarity on campus.
Multi-Media Youth Arts Contest is a program for young people in grades 7-12 to learn about poverty in the U.S., its causes, and the response of the Church. After learning, youth become educators of others through their artwork.
Ending Poverty in Community (EPIC) is a toolkit to help young people learn about the causes of poverty in the United States. Lessons 5 and 6 include materials to help youth identify an issue of concern in their community and create a plan to get involved in addressing it.
Poverty Student Action Project is a guide with ideas and suggestions for educating about poverty and our Catholic response for grades K-8.
CRS Education is a website with learning resources about care for creation, fair trade, hunger, and more.
Color the World with Justice is a coloring activity created by CCHD in the Archdiocese of Baltimore to introduce children to the themes of Catholic social teaching. Different variations are available for elementary, middle school, and high school youth.
Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty have PowerPoints, videos, lesson plans, and other tools to help Catholics work to end the use of the death penalty.
Catholic Coalition on Climate Change has many useful resources for parishes and schools concerned about caring for God's creation.
Buy gifts that support economic development in poor communities in the U.S.
CRS Fair Trade program helps Catholics support farmers, artisans and their families through the purchase of crafts to support economic initiatives in developing countries.
World Day of Peace (Jan. 1) resources from the Catholic bishops are available to help Catholics pray and act for peace. The resources are based on Pope Benedict XVI's annual World Day of Peace Message.
Catholic Study Guide for Use with Nuclear Tipping Point can help small groups reflect on Catholic social teaching and nuclear weapons while watching the Nuclear Tipping Point film.
PovertyUSA.org is a website sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development with facts and figures about poverty in the United States and what can be done to address it. The Poverty Tour video helps viewers understand the challenges of trying to live at the Poverty Line.
Catholics Confront Global Poverty, a joint initiative of the U.S. bishops and Catholic Relief Services, has resources for parishes, schools, and other audiences, to mobilize a million Catholics to fight poverty.
Torture is a Moral Issue: A Study Guide explores the question, "What does the Church say about torture?"
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