The many Catholic Social Justice Organizations offer a wide variety of educational resources on their websites. The workshops presented in the Jackson Diocese will also be available on this site.
Communities of Salt and Light: US Conference of Catholic Bishops [USCCB] program on how to incorporate social justice teaching into the life of the parish. These reflections offer a basic resource for pastors, parish leaders, and parishioners seeking to strengthen the social ministry of their parish bringing together the principles of our social teaching and local parish experience into a general framework for parish social ministry.
Sharing the Tradition; Shaping the Future Series: A series of faith sharing booklets for small group discussion and reflection on the social teaching of the Church from the USCCB. Each booklet covers a 6-7 week program where each session covers a theme or topic incorporating prayer, scripture, reflection, focus questions, and suggested action. The first booklet in the series covers the USCCB’s Seven principles of Catholic social teaching. Other booklets take a more in depth look into a single principle. Most of the booklets are printed in English and Spanish and can be purchased from the USCCB for $1 each. “Search” the site for the titles. They can also be found at Amazon and other book stores.
Book 1: Sharing the Tradition, Shaping the Future – 7 weeks covering the 7 principles
Book 2: Family Community and Participation – 6 weeks
Book 3: Dignity of the Human Person – 6 weeks
Book 4: Preferential Option for and with the Poor – 6 weeks
Book 5: Solidarity with the Poor – 6 weeks
Catholic Relief Services
For short videos on a number of topics:
For research and publications:
Jesuit Social Research Institute
The Jesuit Social Research Institute engages in three primary activities; research and analysis, advocacy, and education. The framework for all of our efforts is Catholic social teaching.
Catholic Charities Jackson – Office of Parish Social Ministry
Fall 2017 Faith In Action Workshop – “Living Our Faith”