The world is consuming goods and services at an unsustainable pace, with serious consequences for the well-being of people and the planet. There are, however, creative options for meeting people’s needs while decreasing the environmental and social costs of mass consumption. The Education for Justice website invites you to join us as we unmask the negative face of consumerism and explore a variety of consumption options that promote a more just world. This resource gives an overview of global consumption trends and their negative impacts on people and the environment. Included are prayers, a quiz on consumption, a fact sheet, quotes from Catholic Social Teaching that deal with consumerism, a group activity, two reflections and discussion questions.
Education for Justice is an award-winning faith and justice database bringing Catholic social tradition in classrooms, parishes, and congregations worldwide. Education for Justice is a project of the Ignatian Solidarity Network.