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Social Justice Resources
Everyone is equally sacred and important. At Catholic Charities our vision is “Cherishing the Divine within All.” When we believe that every one of us is sacred, then every person we encounter will be treated with dignity and love. It is not enough to just meet others where they are — we are also called to treat our neighbors as we would want to be treated. Our focus on the work of social justice is firmly rooted in our mission to love, serve and teach, as we provide care and services to improve the lives of Marylanders in need.
Social Justice Toolkit
Catholic Charities’ Social Justice Toolkit is comprised of resources, activity ideas and community organization profiles that highlight the social justice principles informing our mission over the years. It is our hope that this toolkit serves as a resource for you to continue to write that history in your own neighborhoods and faith communities. Catholic Social Teaching guides much of our work. Because of this, the Social Justice Toolkit you find here is organized around the seven principles, which present the way that we navigate our society and live the call to holiness. We hope this approach is helpful as you consider your initial or continued work in social justice.
Navigating the Toolkit
Click the Toolkit image to open the document. Then, navigate the document using the hyperlinks in the table of contents as well as the blue squares at the bottom of each page.
This year, Catholic Charities hosted our inaugural symposium, “Journey to Social Justice: A Call to Action.” Attendees around Maryland engaged in discussion about “Good Trouble” and racial justice. Below, you will find the “Reflection Guide” from the event and a recording of Dr. Greer Gordon’s presentation.
Video of 2023 Symposium
Click the image to watch the recording of the 2023 Inaugural Symposium from April 20, 2023.