Pope Benedict XVI, in Deus Caritas Est (2005), affirmed that “[w]ithin the community of believers there can never be room for a poverty that denies anyone what is needed for a dignified life.” In the 2013 encyclical Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis writes of “an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor,” and “appreciating the poor in their goodness, in their experience of life, in their culture, and in their ways of living the faith,” so that we may “properly accompany the poor on their path of liberation.” The CCSJ seeks to put these teachings into action, promoting just business models and holistic care for the poor. We aim to advocate for workers and all those experiencing poverty.
Information and resources
- Amnesty International: Information and updates on corporations & globalization
- Catholic Charities of the Twin Cities: Catholic Social Teaching quotes on option for the poor
- Catholic Charities of the Twin Cities: Catholic Social Teaching quotes on workers
- Catholic Charities of the Twin Cities: Catholic Social Teaching quotes on Capitalism
- Catholic Relief Services: Poverty updates
- Catholic Relief Services: Empowering Women through Savings Groups
- Catholic Relief Services: Improving Access to Health for Rural Populations
- Catholic Relief Services: Savings and Internal Lending Communities
- Center of Concern: The Care Economy
- Fair Trade International
- Ignatian Solidarity Network: Fair trade information and resources
- Nebraska Appleseed: Initiatives for economic justice
- Spent: Urban Ministries of Durham serves over 6,000 people every year. But you’d never need help, right?
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Economic Justice