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

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

Ending Hunger in America – Stories in the Steps

As part of the Ending Hunger in America Campaign, Bread for the World has created an interactive website sharing stories and videos of people impacted by hunger. The page also outlines proposed steps to end hunger in America.

Source: Bread for the World
Link: http://hungerreport.org/profiles/

Christian Study Guide – 2014 Hunger Report

The Christian study guide for the 2014 Hunger Report is broken into 6 sessions. Each session features scripture passages, reflection questions, and tying scripture to current hunger trends.

Source: Bread for the World
Link: http://www.joomag.com/magazine/ending-hunger-in-america-2014-hunger-report-s/0603806001385413248

Working Poor in America

This report includes an overview of who the working poor are in America, the history of the minimum wage and why it is important to raise the minimum wage.

Source: Oxfam America
Link: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/static/media/files/Working-Poor-in-America-report-Oxfam-America.pdf


Working Poor in America Map

The map illustrates the percentages of low-wage workers who would benefit from a raise in the minimum wage to $10.10. The darker colors indicate higher concentrations of low-wage workers. Map can be sorted by district, state, and national level, as well as be gender and income level (below the poverty line vs. 200% below the poverty line)

Source: Oxfam America
Link: http://policy-practice.oxfamamerica.org/work/poverty-in-the-us/minimum-wage-map/

Poverty USA Gameshow Activity

Interactive powerpoint that allows participants to compete Jeopardy-style and learn more about poverty through a series of true/false questions

Source: Catholic Campaign for Human Development – Poverty USA
Link: http://www.usccb.org/about/catholic-campaign-for-human-development/upload/poverty-usa-game-show-edition.pdf

Letter to the House on H761 Commemorating the Lives and Work of the Jesuit Priests in El Salvador

Letter written by Bishop Hubbard commending member of the House on co-sponsoring H.761 to remember the murder and commemorating the lives and work of the six Jesuit Priests, their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador.

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Date: October 28, 2009
Link: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/el-salvador/upload/letter-to-house-from-bishop-hubbard-on-elsalvador-and-h761-2009-10-28.pdf

Prayers Addressing Global Poverty

Includes Prayer to Confront Global Poverty, Prayer for the Hungry (Mealtime Prayer), Prayer for Peace, Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land, and Prayer Cards for Niger, Haiti, Ethiopia, and India.

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – Catholics Confront Global Poverty
Link: http://www.confrontglobalpoverty.org/our-faith-global-poverty/prayer-spirituality/

Snapshots of Poverty

Interactive activity: users explore the items on the tables of people living in poverty

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – Poverty USA
Link: http://www.povertyusa.org/the-state-of-poverty/snapshots-of-poverty/