Poverty

Litany: So All May Eat

Litany
Catholic Social Teaching is clear that the right to food is basic for not only the survival but also the flourishing of every one of God’s children in the global human family. In this litany, we...

CST and Housing in a Time of COVID and Climate Change

Reflection
Catholic Social Teaching has long taught that the right to decent housing is a fundamental human right that is necessary to promote the life and dignity of the human person. With new health and...

The Option for the Poor Quiz

Quiz
This quiz asks questions and provides statistics about how COVID-19 affected poverty rates in the United States. Use this quiz to gauge student knowledge on poverty before beginning a new unit or...

Crossing the Big Divide: Bridging the Income and Wealth Gaps in Our Nation

Fact Sheet & Handout
In this presentation, Sr. Simone Campbell explains race-based income and wealth disparities, the historical causes of these inequalities, and the importance of addressing structural racism in...

Dying to Live

Book Discussion Guide
Dying to Live is a book that aims to dive deeper into the world of those forced to flee home to survive, refugees, through their personal stories. This discussion guide provides questions that allow...

Living CST: Robert F. Kennedy

Prayer Service
This prayer service uses quotes from Robert F. Kennedy, a transformed leader who spent his career as a politician putting the marginalized and impoverished at the center of his policy...

CST and Those Without Choices

Reflection
This resource identifies three circumstances where those who are suffering face difficult choices. Reflection questions, faith in action, and a prayer are included.  

October 2018: Voices for Those in Poverty

Calendar
This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of October 2018: Rejoice and Be Glad: Voices for Those in Poverty.  

A True Encounter with the Poor: Quotes on Poverty by Pope Francis

Activity
This video uses quotes from Pope Francis on the issue of global poverty. To view the artistic reflection, click here: http://bit.ly/2O6pp8Y. Quotes and citations used in this video are listed in the...

Prayer that All May Find a Home

Prayer
As we mark World Homeless Day (October 10) and World Habitat Day (October 1), let us pray for those who do not have decent housing and the security of a home.  

Poverty, Inc.

Film Discussion Guide
This film discussion guide helps us discern what actually helps those in poverty and what current programs, policies, and systems may be well-meaning but do not create long-term change.  

CST and the SDGs

Reflection
This collection of reflections connects themes of Catholic social thought with the Sustainable Development Goals, addressing topics such as gender equality, climate action, poverty, and...