Additional Resources: CST, Solidarity, and the Ebola Crisis

Catholic Social Teaching and Solidarity

Pope John Paul II. Sollicitudo rei Socialis. Holy See, accessed November 20, 2014. Available here. See paragraphs 27-40.

Pope John XXIII. Mater et Magistra. Holy See, accessed November 20, 2014. Available here. See paragraphs 157-184.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. “Economic Justice for All: Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1986. Available here.  See paragraphs 251-287, 365.


Looking for resources on the current Ebola crisis?

Caritas Internationalis. “Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis in pictures.” 10 November 2014. Available here.

JLindner. “Ebola Outbreak: CRS Scales-up Response.” CRS Emergencies. 17 November 2014. Available here.


Want to deepen your understanding heath care in developing countries? Check out CRS University’s learning module on information technology and health care.

As the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, Catholic Relief Services has been a crucial first responder in victimized countries. If you are interesting in donating to support their efforts against Ebola, click here.

Food Security and the Fall Harvest

As harvest time rolls around, a lot of colleges and universities are turning their attention toward food security. In the U.S., this generally means shopping at farmers’ markets and promoting farmers’ rights as students attempt to learn the complex inner workings of our country’s food system. Internationally, food issues are even more interwoven and complicated.

Globalize your understanding on food security and what it would take to end world hunger by attending the Global Solidarity Network’s online leaning session, as advertised here. This session builds upon CRS’s 2014 Caritas Internationalis campaign of One Human Family, Food for All (see video below).

Did you know that there is an entire organization dedicated to the betterment of Catholic rural America? Catholic Rural Life (CRL) has a Food & Justice study guide as well as additional resources available on their website.