Economic Justice / Poverty

January is Poverty Awareness Month

  • 1 in 6 Americans live in Poverty, USA, that's 46.2 MILLION people
  • 1 in 7 American households were food insecure last year
  • 1.6 million children stayed in a shelter or emergency housing last year
Catholic Charities of South Georgia invites you to take a tour of Poverty, USA.

 

Study Guides to Understand Catholic Teaching on Poverty:


In November 1986, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops adopted Economic Justice for All: Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy. To mark the document's tenth anniversary, the U.S. Catholic bishops issued two documents. A Decade After "Economic Justice for All": Continuing Principles, Changing Context, New Challenges, which was approved in November 1995, is a pastoral reflection applying the message of Economic Justice for All to the economy of the ‘90s. A Catholic Framework for Economic Life, which was approved in November 1996, outlines ten key principles of Catholic social teaching on the economy.

 

"Economic Justice for All: Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy" [pdf]  (1986 - United States Catholic Bishops)

 

 

You can also read "A Decade After Economic Justice for All: Continuing Principles, Changing Context, New Challenges" [pdf] and "A Catholic Framework for Economic Life" [pdf].

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