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Web-Based Catholic Social Teaching Resources
“How I would like a church that is poor and for the poor.” – Pope Francis
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Poverty, USA: www.povertyusa.org
5-minute video (Tour Poverty, USA), education and prayer resources
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Global Rich List: www.globalrichlist.com
An interactive way of putting money in a global perspective: where do you rank?
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Stop the Hunger: www.stopthehunger.com
Hunger and food waste statistics updated in real time
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Miniature Earth Project: YouTube search “Miniature Earth”
If the world were a village of 100 people, how many would live on less than $2 a day?
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Spent: www.playspent.org
“Choose your own adventure”-style activity that simulates living in poverty
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Slavery Footprint: www.slaveryfootprint.org
Survey of your own possessions and how that affects the lives of others
Pray & Reflect
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Rob Bell’s “Rich”: Google Video search “Rob Bell Rich”; click version dated
October 24, 2010
12-minute video that connects care for the poor with faith and Scripture
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First-World Problems Rap: YouTube search “First world problems rap”
A funny reflection on we can often let little things bother us
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Catholic Relief Services Prayers: education.crs.org/prayers
Try “The Lord’s Prayer: Little by Little We Change the World”
Act
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Free Rice: www.freerice.com
Trivia game in which each correct answer leads to 10 grains of donated rice
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Kiva: www.kiva.org
Make a loan of $25 to an aspiring entrepreneur in the developing world
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USCCB Action Network: Google search “USCCB Action Network”
Email, write, and call lawmakers about key Life & Justice issues
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NETWORK: www.networklobby.org
Participate in legislative advocacy efforts with the effective and respected “nuns’ lobby”
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“In-Person” Catholic Social Teaching Resources
To connect your faith community with any organization below, contact Mike Jordan Laskey,
Director of Life & Justice Ministries, at [email protected]
Local Agencies/Organizations
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Romero Center Young Adult Ministry (www.romero-center.org)
Service, social, and spiritual events throughout the year for adults in their 20s and 30s
Contact: Patrick Cashio, director of young adult ministry, [email protected]
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Diocese of Camden Life & Justice Ministries (camdenlifejustice.wordpress.com)
Topical presentations at your parish or school, parish social ministry resources, more
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Camden Churches Organized for People (www.camdenchurches.org)
Community organization of congregations in and near Camden that works for change
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Center for Environmental Transformation (camdencenterfortransformation.org)
Promotes environmental justice in Camden, rooted in Catholic Social Teaching
National & Global Agencies/Organizations
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JustFaith Ministries (www.justfaith.org)
A wide range of programs that transform people and expand their commitment to social
ministry through education, prayer, reflection, service immersion, and more
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Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl and Fair Trade bazaar (www.crs.org)
Two tangible ways your faith community can support and learn about the work of CRS
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Justice for Immigrants Postcard Campaign (www.justiceforimmigrants.org)
Print immigration reform postcards and invite people to send them to legislators
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Just Neighbors Program (Google search “Just Neighbors Program”)
Interactive, multimedia poverty education and empowerment curriculum
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Bread for the World Offering of Letters (www.bread.org)
Ecumenical hunger-relief advocacy effort; training for interested parishes offered at
Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill, 4/28, 2 pm. Register at bread.org.
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