Introducing Your Parish to Catholic Social Teaching
The Catholics for Peace and Justice Education group offers a program designed to introduce [and reinforce] Catholic social teaching to local parishes. The program called “Engage! Putting Your Faith into Action” is designed for parish councils, human concerns committees, Christian formation teams and other adult groups seeking to understand and Engage the social teaching of the Church. A youth program is also available.
The program emphasizes that parishes are the heart of sharing and acting on the social teaching of the Church and calls on parish members to integrate social justice into every aspect of parish and community life. The program covers the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) seven themes of Catholic social teaching plus Peace and can provide tools for helping a parish assess “next steps”.
The Engage! Program is tailored to the needs of each parish and is offered as a 1, 2 or 3 hour session based on the parish group’s desired objectives. The program is made available with a trained presenter provided by CPJ and is offered at no cost – however donations are welcomed!
The program has been well received by participants. We encourage you to spread the word about the program to your parish community and staff. If you are interested in having a member of CPJ present information about Engage! to your parish council, human concerns committee, or other parish group please contact Catholics for Peace and Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org .