common good

Education for Justice | Wed, Feb 12, 2014

EFJ Calls for Religious Communities to Discover Their Common Visions

Education for Justice Project Director Pat Finan and Associate Director Sister Dianna Ortiz offer "Action-Links" that bring together the prayerful journey of the EFJ resources, which are available through the subscriber-based site, and our concerns in everyday life.  EFJ urges particpation in key events: February 20 is the United Nations World Day of Social Justice.  Find out more at The Institute for Peace and Justice is an independent, interfaith organization that creates resources, provides learning experiences, and advocates publicly for alternatives to violence and injustice at the individual, family, community, institutional and global levels.  Explore its website and consider taking action at



Center of Concern Integral Ecology Project at Ignatian Family Teach-In

Integral Ecology | Fri, Oct 19, 2012

Center of Concern Integral Ecology Project at Ignatian Family Teach-In

The Integral Ecology Project will present at a break-out session of the Ignatian Family Teach in on November 17, 2012 on "Climate Change and the Common Good." The COC presentation will provide a framework for Jesuit affiliated students and parishinors to dialogue about climate change, noting the values of Catholic Social Teaching.

Program Breakout Description: Is climate change a moral issue? What kind of language do we have as Catholics to reveal the moral implications of a changing climate? This workshop will explore how Catholic Social Teaching can give us compelling language and principles to illuminate the debates about climate change.

Center of Concern | Thu, Oct 20, 2011

Occupy Wall Street and Catholic Social Teaching


Fr. Patrick Howell SJ, professor of pastoral theology at Seattle University, attempts to connect the Occupy Wall Street Movement, Steve Jobs, and Catholic Social Teaching in his recent op-ed piece in the Seattle Times. 


“In its simplest terms, the message of the protesters is that the top 1 percent — corporate executives, the rich elite — are gobbling up the resources, leaving the crumbs for the remaining 99 percent. It's a prophetic critique of individualistic greed and a call to attend to the common good, especially to the weakest and most vulnerable among us.”