Human Barometer – Where Do You Stand on Civil Rights Issues?

Group activity to help students think critically and independently about where they stand on contemporary civil rights issues. Can be adapted for staff, parishioners, etc.

Source: Cesar Chavez Foundation

Immigration – Undocumented Students, Student Experience

DREAMer Testimony from the Undocumented Students in Higher Education Hearing in February 2013.

Lumen Christi Social Justice Survey

Sample survey to help gauge which social justice issues parishioners are interested in and how they would like to take action

Source: Catholic Charities – Twin Cities

7 Habits of Highly Effective Social Justice Committees

Some tips for running an effective social justice committee and a sample mission statement

Source: Catholic Charities – Twin Cities

Social Ministry Books and Movies

List of nearly 100 Catholic social ministry books and resources

Source: Catholic Charities – Twin Cities

Faith-Based Study Guide on Climate Change

The faith-based study guide on global climate change has five progressive movements, beginning with identifying where people are in their life experiences, then engaging them in critical reflection on their experiences and relating those experiences to the Story and Vision of our Catholic faith. This process concludes by outlining the dimensions for future actions – by an individual, a group or an entire community. The end result is meant not only to change attitudes, but to change behaviors on behalf of solidarity with the world and the care of God’s creation.
Source: National Catholic Rural Life Conference

Center of Concern

“The Center of Concern researches, educates, and advocates from Catholic social tradition to create a world where economic, political, and cultural systems promote sustainable flourishing of the global community.”


A Theological Foundation of Ignatian Advocacy

“Following God’s example as related in the Genesis story, [Ignatian Advocacy] attempts to be both companion and collaborator in the processes by which its beneficiaries acquire the capacities they need, and it does so without substituting for their efforts or trying solve their problems from above.”

Author: José María Segura SJ
Source: Global Ignatian Advocacy Network
Date: 2013
Link: See page 6 of the document for article –


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

Oxfam Hunger Banquet

Step-by-step guide on how to host an Oxfam Hunger Banquet.

Source: Oxfam America