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Catholic Social Teachings and the Environment

Consideration of poverty in Catholic social teaching begins with the foundation that each person is both sacred and social, created in God’s image, and destined to share in the goods of the earth as part of a community of justice and mercy…

Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and Poverty

Consideration of poverty in Catholic social teaching begins with the foundation that each person is both sacred and social, created in God’s image, and destined to share in the goods of the earth as part of a community of justice and mercy…

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola – Prayer

  A Faith That Does Justice engages The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola1  (Exercises) to discern how to live faith in action on behalf of God’s people. When appropriately adapted, they offer a way for all people of good will to do the same. For...

Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and Racism

Consideration of racism is grounded in fundamental scriptural beliefs: equal dignity of all people, created in God’s image; and Christ’s redemption of all. The Catechism of the Catholic Church spells this out: The equality of men rests essentially on their dignity as persons and the rights that flow from it…

What are the Spiritual Exercises?

A Faith That Does Justice (AFTDJ) seeks to live faith in action on behalf of all God’s people, and especially the most vulnerable among us, in solidarity with people of all religious traditions. It claims its own Christian and Jesuit identity by engaging the Spiritual...

What is Catholic Social Teaching (CST)?

The mission of our organization “A Faith That Does Justice” includes much overlap with the principles contained in the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching (henceforth, CST). Rooted in the Scriptures and the moral teaching of the Catholic Church, Catholic Social Teaching represents a developing tradition that brings together what is and what ought to be…