Education Program & Action Resources from Organizations
The following list includes educational programs on social justice for adolescents through adults.
Ave Maria Press
Ave Maria Press makes available free downloadable teaching resources, learning activities, and videos for teaching social justice.
Catholic Social Teaching (Catholic Relief Services)
CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video and discussion guide series that brings the themes of Catholic social teaching to life and inspire us to put our faith into action.
Connecting Faith and Justice Youth Curriculum
This curriculum is for all youth (Junior High and Senior High) students. The lessons are flexible and can be adapted to fit the needs of your students while encouraging them to search deeper within themselves, their relationship with God and their role within their community and the world. Each lesson is designed to last an hour and includes a centering moment, scripture study, group activity and a closing moment. All the lessons are standalone lessons and are not dependent on previous lessons. Download the curriculum:
Education for Justice ($ subscription + free resources)
Education for Justice is a global digital subscription membership service that provides resources for those who wish to study, teach, and practice Catholic social tradition. They offer members access to a growing library of thousands of text-based and multimedia resources, a monthly e-newsletter, and other benefits to help them approach the world’s headlines from the perspective of Catholic social tradition.
JustFaith Ministries ($ and Free)
Through small-group programs we help people deepen their faith, invite learning, and inspire action around contemporary social issues. All programs include prayer, scripture, reading, dialogue, videos, retreats, relationship-building and direct engagement. Programs include: Faith and Racial Equity, Faith and Racial Healing, Faith and Racial Justice, Cultivating Nonviolence, Faith and Immigration Justice, Youth for Justice, Hunger, and Faith and Poverty: A Biblical Response.
Kids Can Make a Difference
An educational program for middle- and high school students; Finding Solutions to Hunger: Kids Can Make A Difference; Idea Clearing House, and the KIDS web site.
Poverty USA is an initiative of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and was created as an educational resource to help individuals and communities to address poverty in America by confronting the root causes of economic injustice—and promoting policies that help to break the cycle of poverty.
Saint Mary’s Press
The Saint Mary's Press Resource Center has resources for teaching social justice that you can download including activities, lesson plans, prayers, articles, worksheets, and videos.
Social Justice Resource Center
The mission of the Social Justice Resource Center is to link faith to action by providing information and resources on the social issues of our time. The Social Justice Resource Center offers hundreds of resources on principles of Catholic social teaching, information on specific justice issues, action ideas, a calendar with events and anniversaries throughout the year, and more.
The following organizations provide information, education, and action resources on a variety of issues, including climate and the environment, poverty, hunger, racial justice, education, human rights, housing, immigration, and peacemaking.
American Forestry Association
Bread for the World
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Catholic Climate Covenant
Catholic Relief Services
Children’s Defense Fund
Church World Service
Creation Justice Ministries
God’s Planet [We’re All Part of God’s Plan(et)]
Habitat for Humanity
International Justice Mission
Ignatian Solidarity Network
Laudate Si’ Action Platform
Learning for Justice
Lutheran World Relief
National Arbor Day Foundation
National Audubon Society
The Nature Conservancy
NETWORK – Catholic justice advocacy
Not For Sale
Pax Christi, US
Room to Read
World Wildlife Fund
Education & Action Resources from Christian Denominations
The following Christian Churches have information, education, and action resources on a variety of issues, including climate and the environment, poverty, hunger, racial justice, education, human rights, housing, immigration, and peacemaking.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Reformed Church NA
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
The Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Mennonite Church USA
National Council of Churches
Presbyterian Church USA
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops