Ignacio Ellacuría S.J.’s 1982 Commencement Address at Santa Clara

What then does a university do, immersed in this reality? Transform it? Yes. Do everything possible so that liberty is victorious over oppression, justice over injustice, love over hate? Yes. Without this overall commitment, we would not be a university, and even less so would we be a Catholic university.”

Author: Ignacio Ellacuría S.J.
Source: Santa Clara University
Link: http://www.scu.edu/Jesuits/ellacuria.html

Love Will Decide Everything

An overview of Pedro Arrupe’s life, including: From Hiroshima to Rome, The Challenge of Vatican II, ‘A Mysticism of Open Eyes,’ Jesuit Education After Arrupe, and Rooted and Grounded in Love.

Author: Kevin Burke, S.J.
Source: America Magazine
Date: November 12, 2007
Link: http://americamagazine.org/issue/633/article/love-will-decide-everything

Celebrating Dorothy Day

A look into the life of Dorothy Day from her childhood, to her commitment to peace and nonviolence, to her work with the Catholic Worker Movement

Author: Stephen Krupa, S.J.
Source: America Magazine
Link: http://americamagazine.org/node/145405

Four Lessons for Teaching Justice

“Here are four lessons from one who still loves teaching, who has worked for justice and peace in the international field and who is eager to help others share in that work.”

Author: Drew Christiansen, S.J.
Date: May 11, 2009
Source: America Magazine
Link: http://americamagazine.org/node/149311

Black Gold: A Film About Coffee and Trade

“Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields.”

A film by Nick and Marc Francis

The History of Authentic Fair Trade Comic

In comic book format we present a version of Fair Trade that is shared by many Equal Exchange colleagues, allies, and partners.  We hope that by presenting the material in this way, with heroes and villains, and condensed stories, it will pique the reader’s curiosity so that she will dig deeper, ask questions, and ultimately make a conscious decision about where she stands in relation to small farmers, co-operatives, and democratic movements, as well as corporations, certifying agencies, and alternative trade organizations.”

Source: Equal Exchange
Link: http://smallfarmersbigchange.coop/2013/10/02/the-history-of-authentic-fair-trade-now-available-online/

To Serve, To Accompany, To Defend

Jesuit Refugee Service/UK shares personal reflections on the work of Jesuit Refugee Service – to accompany, serve, and defend refugees and forcibly displaced persons.

Author: Louise Zanré
Source: Thinking Faith
Link: http://www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/20080614_1.htm

Medicine and Social Justice

Paul Farmer outlines how liberation theology and a preferential option for the poor relate to global healthcare.

Author: Paul Farmer
Source: America Magazine
Date: July 15, 1995
Link: http://americamagazine.org/issue/100/medicine-and-social-justice

Infographic: The Vocabulary of Hunger Crises, Explained

“Ever wonder what words like “food insecurity” actually mean? This infographic can help.”

Source: Oxfam International
Link: http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/14-06-05-infographic-vocabulary-hunger-crises-explained