World Social Forum

Fact Sheet & Handout
This one-page fact sheet presents basic information about the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, January 23-28, 2003.  

Thomas Merton: Christian Roots of Nonviolence

This four-page resource features excerpts from Thomas Merton's essay, "Blessed are the Meek: The Christian Roots of Nonviolence." A prayer and discussion questions are included.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., is well-known throughout the world for his leadership role in the U.S. civil rights movement and his belief in non-violent social change. King also supported human rights for...

Dignity of the Worker

Fact Sheet & Handout
This unit on the dignity of the worker features the following materials: fact sheets, scripture passages related to human dignity and questions for reflection and discussion.

2003 World Day of Peace Message and Discussion Questions

This reflection includes the full text of Pope John Paul II's 2003 World Day of Peace Message, discussion questions and a pledge for peace.  


This resource on hope includes a reflection that was written by Peter Henriot, SJ, Director of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection in Zambia. "I believe the future is in the hands of...

Immigrant Rights

This unit on immigrant rights contains the following materials: prayers and reflections, case studies of immigrants, a fact sheet on women immigrants, discussion questions and a quiz. This unit also...

Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)

This brief unit features two fact sheets ("An Introduction to Trade from a CST Perspective" and "Free Trade Area of the Americas")and a case study ("Mexican Farmers Speak Out Against Free Trade")...

An Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching and Corporate Accountability

Fact Sheet & Handout
Catholic Social Teaching has consistently affirmed the need for mechanisms to challenge the pursuit of profit when it compromises the welfare of workers, communities and consumers. This background...

Jewish and Palestinian Women: You and I are the Conscience

Jewish and Palestinian Women: You and I are the Conscience.  This moving reflection highlights what is at stake in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A Palestinian woman writes, "You and I are the...