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Resources & Links

Annotated Resource Pages

Continuum of Action

Parish Best Practices
A beginning list of social justice programs and actions



Faithful Citizenship Resources

IPJC Resources:


VoteFaith Based Elections Websites:

US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Catholics Vote for the Common Good 2012
Coalition of Catholic organizations working to mobilize U.S. Catholics to challenge candidates to commit to working for the good of all.

Center of Concern
Frames issues of Elections 2012 in the context of globalization and a commitment to the common good faithful to the universalism of the Christian vision.

Faithful Budget
Interfaith coalition in Washington, DC began daily Capitol Hill prayer vigils and worked together out of our common sense of urgency around the need to protect social safety net programs that serve people living in poverty

Friends Committee on National Legislation
Founded by the Religious Society of Friends, works with a national network to advocate for social and economic justice, peace, and good government.

The Interfaith Alliance One Nation, Many Faiths
Works to promote civic participation, freedom of religion, diversity, and civility in public discourse and to encourage the active involvement of people of faith in political life.

National Council of Churches
Election year principles and study guide.

NETWORK: A Catholic Social Justice Lobby

"Adopting a consistent ethic of life, the Catholic Church promotes a broad spectrum of issues…Any politics of human life must work to resist the violence of war and the scandal of capital punishment. Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing, and health care. Therefore, Catholics should eagerly involve themselves as advocates for the weak and marginalized in all these areas." Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics—US Catholic Bishops, 1998

State Resources

Other Resources

FactCheck.org
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

BiPartisan Policy Center
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation, and respectful dialogue.

Online Publications

Citizenship & Civic Participation Toolkit
Ideas to help immigrants overcome language and cultural barriers to civic participation.

It’s Our World, Too!: Community service Projects for Young People to Make a Difference pdf
Middle School Curriculum, includes ideas for civic participation.

Books

Cafardi, Nicholas P. Voting and Holiness: Catholic Perspectives on Political Participation. Paulist Press (2012).

Cochran, Clark E. and David Carroll. The Catholic Vote: A Guide for the Perplexed. Orbis Books (2008).

Palmer, Parker. Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. Jossey Bass (2011)

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