Justice and Peace / Edition 1

Justice and Peace / Edition 1

by Harcourt Religion Publishers
     
 

ISBN-10: 015901509X

ISBN-13: 9780159015094

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Harcourt Religious Publishers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780159015094
Publisher:
Harcourt Religious Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foundations for a Just world
1God's Love: Foundation of Justice2
God's Love for Humanity5
The Vision of a Just World
Salvation History and Justice
God's Creation of the World
The Fall of the First Humans
God's Covenant with Abraham
The Exodus and Liberation11
Liberation and Justice
God's Covenant with Israel
The Prophets14
Characteristics of the Prophets
The Message of the Prophets
A Reason for Hope
Jesus Christ19
Jesus' Teachings
Jesus and the Reign of God
The Beatitudes
2The Church: Called to Work for Justice28
The Spirit Among Us32
A People Called by God
The Church in the World
The Church Through the Ages35
The Early Church
The Medieval Church
New Worlds and New Challenges
The Modern Era42
The Church Challenges Socialism and Capitalism
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement
Catholic Social Teaching Today
3A Just World: The Catholic Vision48
Catholic Social Teaching51
Teachings from the Vatican
Statements from the U.S. Bishops
Themes56
The Principles
1Life and Dignity of the Human Person
2Call to Family, Community, and Participation
3Rights and Responsibilities
4Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
5The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
6Solidarity
7Care for God's Creation
Applying the Principles: Some Examples
Gifts for the Poor
Solving Problems in Solidarity
A Lesson from Basketball
Culture and Counterculture64
Individualism Versus Interdependence
Consumerism Versus Simple Living
Fatalism Versus Hope
4Guidelines for Action: Doing Justice, Living Justly76
Direct Aid80
Works of Mercy
Changing Social Structures83
Social Action
What Are Social Structures?
"Power Over" Versus "Power With"
The Two Feet of Christian Justice
Living Justly and Compassionately90
Compassionate Action
Compassionate Speaking
Compassionate Choices
Compassionate Prayer
Building Communities of Compassion
The ART of Catholic Social Teaching
Issues of Justice and Peace
5Poverty in the United States: A Scandal We Can Overcome100
Poverty: Truths and Myths104
"Out of Sight, Out of Mind"
"Us or Them"
The Myth of the "Welfare Queen"
"Work Is Available for Anyone Who Really Wants It"
Recent Challenges of Poverty109
Homelessness: A Symptom of Poverty
Poverty and Business Corruption
Poverty and September 11, 2001
Christianity and Poverty112
Catholic Social Teaching: Anti-Poverty, Pro-Child
Responding to Poverty114
The Goal: Eliminating Poverty
Who Should Pay?
Migrants and Immigrants117
Immigrants and the Economy
Mexican Immigration and Mexican Americans
The Church Speaks on Behalf of Immigrants
Immigration and the American Spirit
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
6Global Poverty: Making Interdependence Work128
Examining Global Poverty132
Hunger: When Poverty Threatens Health and Life
Malnutrition: A Lack of Necessary Nutrients
Undernourishment: A Lack of Sufficient Calories
Do Natural Disasters Cause Hunger?
Why Are So Many People Hungry?
Underdeveloped Countries137
A Colonial Past
Population Growth
Multinationals and Single-Export Economies
The Social and Political Climate
Poverty in the Christian Perspective144
Today's Church and Poverty
The Gospel Through the Eyes of the Poor
Jesus, the Bread of Life
Eucharist: Challenge to Hunger
Is Triage the Answer?148
Declaring War on Poverty and Hunger
Overconsumption and Poverty
Military Spending: Guns or Food?
International and National Development
Why Help People Who Are Poor?
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Rights and Responsibilities
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
Solidarity
7Sexual Identity: Men and Women Created in God's Image154
Sexual Discrimination158
Sex Versus Gender and Nature Versus Nurture
Sexism Is Oppression
Patriarchy-When Male Power Dominates
Sexism: A Problem for All162
The Feminization of Poverty
Signs of Sexism: The Power Gap
Christianity's Response to Sexism166
Men and Women in the Bible
Jesus and Women
Today's Church and Sexism
Women and Church Leadership
Responding to Sexism170
Developing Critical Thinking
Working for Structural Change
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Call to Family, Community, and Participation
Rights and Responsibilities
8Race: Beyond Stereotypes to the American Dream176
Eliminating Prejudice180
Characteristics of Prejudice
Stereotyping
Close-mindedness
Fear
The Roots of Prejudice
How Different Are We?184
Race as a Social Construction
Racism188
Racism = Prejudice + Power
Racism: A Function of Society
Defining Racism
The Biblical View191
The Lesson of Jonah
Jesus Teaches Radical Love
The Church and Racism
Today's Church
Responding to Prejudice195
Steps Toward Getting Rid of Prejudice
"I Have a Dream"
Stopping the Hurt
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Rights and Responsibilities
Solidarity
9Groups Seeking Justice: Compassion for the Marginalized202
Older Persons204
The Graying of the United States
Aging Versus Ageism
Problems of Growing Older
The Christian View of Aging
Responding to Older Persons
Persons with Disabilities213
The Double Burden of Having a Disability
The Needs of Persons with Disabilities
The Christian View
Gay and Lesbian Persons219
What Does It Mean to Be Homosexual?
Responding to Gays and Lesbians
Recommendations to Parents from Always Our Childern
Prisoners225
White-and Blue-Collar Crimes
Critical Awareness of the Prison System
The Foundations of Just Punishment
Capital Punishment
Social Justice and Crime
Unborn Children235
The Value of Unborn Children
God, "Defender of the Innocent"
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Call to Family, Community, and Participation
Rights and Responsibilities
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
Solidarity
10Earth Justice: Nurturing Nature, Our Home242
Ecology: Making Our House a Home246
Justice and Nature
Ethical Treatment of the Environment
Environmental Concerns249
Concern for Social Structures
Environmental Misuse
Nature and War
A Christian View of the Earth256
Respect for Nature
The Web of Life
The Judeo-Christian Tradition
A Sacramental Vision
Changing Personal Practices
Principle of Catholic Social Teaching
Care for God's Creation
11The Challenge of Peace: Christian Resolution of Conflict264
Approaches to Resolving Conflict268
Militarism
The Just-War Theory
The Just-War Theory Applied After a Conflict
Pacifism277
Absolute Versus Practical Pacifism
Pacifism Before Conflict
Pacifism During Conflict
Civil Disobedience
Christianity and Peacemaking285
War and Peace in the Bible
Jesus and Pacifism
The Church and the Gospel of Peace
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Solidarity
12Peacemaking: A New Attitude292
A New Attitude Toward War296
Becoming a Person of Peace
Creating Interpersonal Peace
A New Attitude Toward Others
Psychological Violence
Confronting a Culture of Violence300
Breakdown of Community
Institutional Violence
Nurturing Global Peace303
Military Power: Solution or Problem?
The Tools of War
Terrorism-A Transnational Threat
U.S. Role in Global Peace and War
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Call to Family, Community, and Participation
Rights and Responsibilities
Solidarity
Glossary312
Index316

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