The Practice of Social Justice will teach participants how to integrate the key themes of Social Justice into their everyday lives.
GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES:
- The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching.
- Issues of Social Concern.
- International Development.
- Homelessness and Affordable Housing.
- Poverty in Canada.
- Human Work.
- Right Relationships.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:
Week 1: The Theological Foundations and Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
- Introduce Catholic Social Teaching.
- Learn the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching.
Week 2: Issues of Social Concern and International Development
- Consider Issues of Social Concern.
- Participate in an Action Project.
- Understand International Development.
Week 3: Homelessness, Affordable Housing, and Poverty in Canada
- Consider Homelessness.
- Understand the Challenges and Successes of Affordable Housing.
- Discuss Poverty in Canada.
Week 4: Human Work and Right Relationships
- To Learn about Human Work.
- Consider the Aboriginal Peoples.
- Work towards Right Relationships.
Week 5: Communities of Salt and Light and Parish Social Outreach
- Learn about the Communities of Salt and Light.
- Understand the Dimensions of Parish Social Outreach.
Mich, Marvin. Social Justice
. Twenty-Third Publications, 2000.
Ryan. Michael. The Social Attitudes of a Catholic. Solidarity Books, 2005.
Online Articles, Podcasts and Videos.
The Practice of Social Justice consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade.
TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:
• You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
• You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
• You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, and to save and retrieve files.