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Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers

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

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

We pray for miners, who collect resources for society that they never benefit from, that we might raise our voices with theirs to stand up for miners rights. Copyright © 2016 Education for Justice, a...more

Film Discussion Guide: DREAM ON , by: Anna Misleh

In the film DREAM ON, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could cli...more

Bread and Roses Strike of 1912

On January 11, 1912, textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, cried out “Give us bread, but give us roses, too!” This reflection summarizes the events that occurred in 1912, provides connection...more

Catholic Social Thought and Hunger

This bulletin insert highlights the connection between Catholic Social Thought and issues related to hunger. The simple steps of learn, pray, and act can be followed individually or within a community...more

Honoring the Dignity of All Workers

Take a global tour of today’s workers: Copyright © 2015, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.   ...more

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

In this resource, Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. looks at the Church's teaching on just wages for workers, a concept grounded in human dignity and other basic values of Catholic Social Teaching. Copyright © 2...more
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