Social Justice

NOT IN MY TOWN

NOT IN MY TOWN
$19.99

Slavery still exists--here. Tens of millions of humans live in bondage worldwide, tens of thousands in the US. As seen recently on Fox News, Dillon Burroughs and Charles Powell bring awareness about what's happening in our nation and world. The book and DVD teach about: - Human trafficking - Sexual exploitation - Forced labor - Agricultural slavery Not in My Town answers questions and promotes discussion about the slavery system that crisscrosses Atlanta, Orlando, Las Vegas, New York, California, Texas, North Carolina, Haiti, Amsterdam, India, Cambodia, and beyond. The authors' gripping journey shocks but also motivates and provides resources to equip new generations of abolitionists from all corners of society and diverse worldviews who share the common call to stop injustice.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781596693012
Publication Date: 
2011-05-02
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The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow
$19.95

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crowis such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control--relegating millions to a permanent second-class status--even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."

 

Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.

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9781595586438
Publication Date: 
2012-01-15
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The Two Feet of Love in Action: Two Distinct and complementary ways we can respond to the call to put love in action

The Two Feet of Love in Action: Two Distinct and complementary ways we can respond to the call to put love in action
$0.50

From the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops comes this helpful pamphlet which addresses how we as Christians can walk a path of love by addressing the concerns of social justice and supporting charitable work in our community.

 

 

 

 

 

Dimensions: 8.5" x 5"
Sold in packs of ten. Price reflects price per pamphlet.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781601373489
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Our Faith Teaches: Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant

Our Faith Teaches: Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant
$1.00

This colorful, eight-panel brochure on migration will foster community discussion and reflection. 

 

The “Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant” brochure presents Church teaching on hospitality to the stranger. Use it to:

Reflect on historical and biblical migration experiences,

Consider the advice of recent popes,

Look for “next steps” that you and fellow parishioners can take, and

Say a prayer to Jesus—himself a migrant and refugee—that we would be his love in the world.

As refugees and migrants flee their homelands toward new places that offer the hope of safety and security, this community dialogue is needed more than ever!

 

 

This brochure ties into the “Share the Journey” campaign in the United States, which began in late September 2017 and will go through 2019. Participants in this campaign include Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA, Caritas Internationalis, and Migration and Refugees Services–USCCB. The campaign encourages migrants and host communities to share together the communities’ stories of migration.


Sold in packs of 5. Price reflects price per pamphlet. 
ISBN/SKU: 
9781601375797
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Solidarity with the Poor: Sharing the Tradition, Shaping the Future Series

Solidarity with the Poor: Sharing the Tradition, Shaping the Future Series
$1.00

Provides the opportunity to reflect on the call to solidarity through subthemes that include "the meaning of solidarity," "the human family and solidarity," "the responsibility of solidarity," "the work of solidarity," "and the fruit of solidarity."

Book 5 in the Faith Sharing series offers small group members the opportunity to explore Catholic social teaching on the theme of solidarity with the poor.
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9781574551921
Publication Date: 
1996-12-01
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Walking Together Series: Catholics and Muslims

Walking Together Series: Catholics and Muslims
$1.00
Contains basic questions and answers on how Christians and Muslims identify themselves as followers of God.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781601370099
Publication Date: 
2007-09-01
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A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death: A Statement of the USCCB Calling for an end to the use of the death penalty

A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death: A Statement of the USCCB Calling for an end to the use of the death penalty
$4.00

 

In A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death, the bishops call our nation to abandon the use of the death penalty as we move one step closer to building a culture of life.

 

As a tool for education and reflection, this pastoral statement is an effort to help Catholics better understand and apply the Church's teaching on the death penalty.

 

Pages: 24
Size: 4" X 9" X 1/4"
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9781574557329
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Brothers And Sisters to Us: US Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Racism in Our Day (Bilingual Edition)

Brothers And Sisters to Us: US Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Racism in Our Day (Bilingual Edition)
$5.00
This landmark pastoral letter promotes discussion and action against racism, an evil which endures in our society and in our Church.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781555866532
Publication Date: 
1977-11-01
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Laborem Exercens: On Human Work

Laborem Exercens: On Human Work
$5.95

Saint John Paul II's third encyclical focused on "the dignity and rights of those who work." Drawing on biblical teaching and Catholic social thought for nearly the past century, he discusses just remuneration for work, the rights of labor unions, the rights and responsibilities of management, roles of women, multinational corporations, disabled workers, and other labor questions.

 

 

 

 

Pages: 62
Size: 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" Inches
ISBN/SKU: 
9791555868252
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Creating Just Language Booklet

Creating Just Language Booklet
$7.50

Excerpt from the Forward by Kathleen Ashe, OP
The 8th Day Center for Justice, with this updated booklet on language, offers a valuable tool to all who recognize that language is an instrument both of power and domination and of social transformation. The Center provides not only an excellent analysis of the role of language in shaping identity and in perpetuating harmful stereotypes, but also offers practical suggestions for "creating just language." Such language is central not only to human intercourse, but to our conversations with and about God.

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CJLBOOKLET
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HUNGERING AND THIRSTING FOR JUSTICE

HUNGERING AND THIRSTING FOR JUSTICE
$9.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten real-life stories, written and edited by young adult Catholics, trying to discover how they are called to carry out their faith within their daily lives. You will be both inspired and challenged by their passion, dedication, courage, and love for God and others.

Stories included are:
Asking Questions and Taking Action
Chasing a Dream in a Foreign Land
Gaining My Moral Compass
The Scandal of Our Tradition
Gory Stuff and the Virgin Mary
Seeking Peace from Minnesota to Mindanao
Experiencing God in the Struggle to Define Myself
Laying Injustice Down at the Feet of God
Justice in a Hospital Room
Remaining Faithful in a Flawed System

Ten real-life stories, written and edited by young adult Catholics trying to discover how they are called to carry out their faith in their daily lives. You will be both inspired and challenged by their passion, dedication, courage, and love for God and others.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780879464912
Publication Date: 
2012-09-15
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Sollicitudo Rei Socialis: On Social Concern

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis: On Social Concern
$10.95

St. John Paul II's encyclical from December 30, 1987 focuses on the theme of development along two fundamental lines: 1) the failed development of the Third World and 2) the meaning of, conditions and requirements for a development of a worthy person. The encyclical presents differences between progress and development and insists that true development cannot be limited to the multiplication of goods and services, but must contribute to the fullness of being a human being. In this way, the moral nature of real development is meant to be shown clearly.

 

The teaching and spreading of her social doctrine are part of the Church's evangelizing mission. And since it is a doctrine aimed at guiding people's behavior, it consequently gives rise to a "commitment to justice," according to each individual's role, vocation, and circumstances. (Para.41)

 

The condemnation of evils and injustices is also part of that ministry of evangelization in the social field which is an aspect of the Church's prophetic role. But it should be made clear that proclamation is always more important than condemnation...(Para. 41)

 

 

 

 

Pages: 104
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5"
Pope John Paul II's encyclical letter reaffirms the continuity of the Church's teaching on social doctrine.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781555862053
Publication Date: 
1988-03-01
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Just Mercy

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$16.00
#1 New York Times Bestseller - Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times - The Washington Post - The Boston Globe - The Seattle Times - Esquire - Time

Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction - Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction - Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award - Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize - Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize - An American Library Association Notable Book

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice--from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time



Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship--and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer's coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

Praise for Just Mercy

"Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields."--David Cole, The New York Review of Books

"Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America's Mandela."--Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

"You don't have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful."--Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review

"Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he's also a gifted writer and storyteller."--The Washington Post

"As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty."--The Financial Times

"Brilliant."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God's work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story."--John Grisham

"Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice."--Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

ISBN/SKU: 
9780812984965
Publication Date: 
2015-08-18
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Tears We Cannot Stop A Sermon to White America

Tears We Cannot Stop A Sermon to White America
$24.99

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER - NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post - Bustle - Men's Journal - The Chicago Reader - StarTribune - Blavity - The Guardian - NBC New York's Bill's Books - Kirkus - Essence

"One of the most frank and searing discussions on race ... a deeply serious, urgent book, which should take its place in the tradition of Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and King's Why We Can't Wait." --The New York Times Book Review

Toni Morrison hails Tears We Cannot Stop as "Elegantly written and powerful in several areas: moving personal recollections; profound cultural analysis; and guidance for moral redemption. A work to relish."

Stephen King says: "Here's a sermon that's as fierce as it is lucid...If you're black, you'll feel a spark of recognition in every paragraph. If you're white, Dyson tells you what you need to know--what this white man needed to know, at least. This is a major achievement. I read it and said amen."

Short, emotional, literary, powerful--Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.

As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop--a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

"The time is at hand for reckoning with the past, recognizing the truth of the present, and moving together to redeem the nation for our future. If we don't act now, if you don't address race immediately, there very well may be no future."

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9781250135995
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THE NONVIOLENT LIFE

THE NONVIOLENT LIFE
$23.99
"How can we become people of nonviolence and help the world become more nonviolent? What does it mean to be a person of active nonviolence? How can we help build a global grassroots movement of nonviolence to disarm the world, relieve unjust human suffering, make a more just society and protect creation and all creatures? What is a nonviolent life?" These are the questions John Dear, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Pace e Bene staff member poses in his latest book, The Nonviolent Life. He focuses on three important aspects on the path toward becoming people of nonviolence - being nonviolent toward ourselves; being nonviolent to all others (including creation and creatures); and joining the global grassroots movement of nonviolence. After thirty years of preaching the Gospel of nonviolence John says he has never found a book that completely captures these crucial elements of nonviolent living. According to John, "most people pick one or two of these dimensions, but few do all three. To become a fully rounded, three dimensional person of nonviolence we need to do all three simultaneously." In this book, John Dear explores the powerful journey of nonviolence rooted in the Christian vision of love. He also offers discussion questions throughout the book making it ideal for study groups seeking to go deeper into the nonviolent life. Order your copy today and journey with John along the path of the nonviolence. Published by Pace e Bene Press
ISBN/SKU: 
9780966978322
Publication Date: 
2013-09-27
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