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Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers

Film Discussion Guide: The True Cost , by: Anna Misleh

This harrowing documentary tells the global story of the clothing industry and asks the question, “Who really pays the price for our clothing?” The principles of Catholic social thought and discus...more

CST and SDGs: Work and Dignity , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This reflection looks at the teachings of Popes Leo XIII, John Paul II, and Francis on work, and connects these teachings to the UN Sustainable Develop Goal related to decent work. Copyright © 2017, ...more

From Rerum Novarum to the Modern World: On the Conditions of Labor Today , by: Irene Koo

This reflection gives a history of Catholic social teaching on worker justice, identifies current issues pertaining to labor and workers’ rights, and provides reflection questions and other resource...more

Prayer for Women Workers , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer asks blessings on all women workers and for solidarity among all women workers. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Thank You Cards for Workers , by: Anna Misleh

Give these thank you cards to custodial workers, baristas, restaurant workers, or hotel staff to honor their labor and build solidarity.     Instructions: 1. Print the card on cardstock or o...more

Dignity of Work Toolbox

This toolbox is a compilation of resources pertaining to the CST theme of the dignity of work and the rights of workers. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Film Discussion Guide: The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story , by: Anna Misleh

Chico Mendes was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader, environmentalist, and martyr. This film highlights Mendes’s work to end the destruction of the Amazonian rain forest and to organize t...more

Catholic Social Thought and Unions , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

In this resource, Fr. Fred Kammer looks at the values of Church teaching that offer us a perspective on workers and unions. Copyright © 2016, Jesuit Social Research Institute. Used with permission. ...more

Embracing Peter Maurin’s Vision of Justice and Equality , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

The life of Peter Maurin, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, is prayerfully told through this prayer service. Copyright © 2016 Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Prayer for Unions , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer recalls that Jesus was a laborer along side his father Joseph, and he knows the strain of all those who work and seek just labor practices. Copyright © 2016 Education for Justice, a proje...more
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