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

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

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

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

Infographic: The Vocabulary of Hunger Crises, Explained

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

Source: Oxfam International

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

Special Report on Ecology: Healing a Broken World

“‘Healing a Broken World’ describes the rationale of establishing the Task Force on Jesuit Mission and Ecology (July-November 2010), the general vision that animates its analysis and recommendations, the context of the world, the Church and the Society of Jesus today, the relationship of ‘reconciliation with creation’ with faith, justice, inter-religious and cultural dialogue, and finally proposes a set of practical recommendations.”

Editor: Patxi Álvarez SJ
Date: 2011

Depth, Universality, and Learned Ministry: Challenges to Jesuit Higher Education today

Superior General Adolfo Nicolás, S.J.’s remarks for the Mexico City Jesuit Higher Education Conference, with the theme, “Networking Jesuit Higher Education: Shaping  the Future for a Humane, Just, Sustainable Globe”


U.S. Food Aid Programs Questions and Answers

Includes frequently asked questions about U.S. food aid programs including: what is U.S. food aid, which countries receive U.S. food aid, and many more.

Source: Bread for the World