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Social Justice and the Environment

Chapter Eleven

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The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD)
Action groups focus on global justice and development issues.

CAFOD/Big Deal
A site specifically designed for young people.

CAFOD / livesimply Ideas on how to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with people who are poor.

CAFOD / Resources on Aid, Debt and Trade

Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ)

Catholic Worker Movement
Founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, the movement is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person.

Center of Concern

Christian Aid
Works in over fifty-five countries to improve people's lives.

Claretian Social Justice Site


Friends of the Earth

Global Dimension
Citizenship resources.


Directory of UK charities by subject.

Jubilee Campaign
Lobbying to protect children's rights and persecuted Christians.

The Hunger Site
A click of the mouse and you donate food to the developing world at no cost to yourself.

Jesuit Volunteer Community (JVC)
Communities in Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester. Young people take a gap year and live in community to work with those most in need.

Building communities with people with learning difficulties. There are eight communities in England, Scotland and Wales, providing real homes in ordinary houses to over a hundred people with learning disabilities and a similar number of assistants. They rely on voluntary help, including from young people.

Make Poverty History

National Justice and Peace National Network

Working to overcome poverty and suffering.
Classroom resources can be found at

People and Planet
UK students' action on world poverty, human rights and the environment.

Send My Friend to School
Global campaign for education.

Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC)

Both campaign against abortion and euthanasia, but also seek to educate young people around the moral issues.

Stop the War Coalition
Links to pacifist and anti-war organisations.

A Christian organisation campaigning to end poverty and injustice.

Lots of youth resources from Tearfund.

The Rainforest Site
With a click of the mouse you donate to conservation at no cost to yourself.

Trade Justice Movement
Supported by fifty member organisations and over nine million members.

A Christian response to poverty.

US Conference of Catholic Bishops/Ending Poverty in the Community
Programme of the US Bishops' Conference, with PowerPoint presentations and other resources.

Vincentian Volunteers
Scheme inspired by the examples of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac. A group of young people make a commitment to share a house together for a year, working with those most in need in the community.

An international charity dedicated to overcoming poverty by enabling the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.

Online encyclopedia, good for information about modern-day saints. Comes with a warning, however, to cross-check any information.

Young Christian Workers (YCW) / IMPACT
A youth movement run by young people, for young people, among young people. Its aim is to form, educate, group and serve young people, to empower them to witness in their environment. IMPACT is the programme organised for those aged thirteen to seventeen.

Youth SVP
The largest youth organisation in the Catholic Church of England and Wales (see more under Service Projects in Chapter Four Resources).

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