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Human Rights Through the Principles of Catholic Social Thought

By: Kathleen Bonnette, Th.D.

This series of resources explores the intersection of human rights and Catholic social thought and will be updated monthly.

Copyright © 2017-2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.


  • Introduction
  • Refugees, Human Trafficking, and the Principle of Life and Dignity
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Principle of Community and the Common Good
  • Extreme Poverty and the Principle of the Preferential Option for the Poor
  • Violence Against Women and the Principle of Solidarity
  • Land Grabs and the Principle of Care for God’s Creation
  • Forced Labor and the Principle of the Dignity of Work and Workers’ Rights
  • NEW: Climate Change and the Principle of Rights and Responsibilities

Type of content: Reflections
Principles and Topics: Human Rights
Other tags: CST - Overview Materials