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Artisans of Peace: Grassroots Peacemaking Among Christian Communities.  (2nd floor, 261.873 C329) Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2003.

Catholic Social Teaching and Movements.  (2nd floor, 261.8 M582) Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 1998.

Documents of Vatican II: Lumen Gentium, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church.  (Ref 262.5 V455d) 2nd copy available at (2nd floor, 262.5 V455do) New York: Herder and Herder, 1966.

Documents of Vatican II: Dignitatis Humanae, Declaration on Religious Freedom.  (Ref 262.5 V455d) 2nd copy available at (2nd floor, 262.5 V455doP) New York: Herder and Herder, 1966.

Handbook of Biblical Social Values.  (Ref 220.95 P641) Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1998.

Informing the Future: Social Justice in the New Testament.  (2nd floor, 225.6 G769) New York: Paulist, 2003.

Justice and Peace: A Christian Primer.  (2nd floor, 261.87 T374) Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2003.

Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Presentations.  (2nd floor, search Albert  by this title to find locations) Jamaica, NY: St. John's University, 1995-1999.

Voices of the Religious Left: A Contemporary Sourcebook.  (2nd floor, 200.973 AL74) Philadelphia: Temple University, 2000.

Catholic Social Teaching - This site offers links that provide documents, reading lists, key themes, quotes, and a section for Teachers. From the Office for Social Justice Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Catholic Social Thought: Social and Economic Justice - Links to various websites from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Includes pastoral letters, encyclicals, and other biblical teachings.

Catholic Worker Movement - This organization has a "firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person." Archives of writing, bibliographies, and links to the community.

Catholics for a Free Choice

Catholics United for Life - Provides a perspective on the ProLife movement.

Center of Concern - This Center is "committed to creating a world where all economic structures and policies guarantee the dignity and the basic right...of the human family." Find focus areas in human rights, racism, and much more.

Ethics & Moral Values - From the Virtual Religion Index at Rutgers, this page offers a directory of annotated Web resources with such headings as: Moral Theory, Criminal and Social Justice, Life and Death Issues, Sex and Gender Issues, and Welfare and Environment. Sites chosen are not necessarily Catholic in viewpoint.

Healing Religion - Dr. Gary Pence, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary faculty member, invites the reader to an understanding of Christianity as "a healthy faith that conveys and expresses life in all its fullness." Excellent links to Christian perspectives on peace, evil, sin, science, mental health, sexuality, tolerance in a post-modern world.

Justice, Peace, and Human Development - Documents, legislative news, action alerts, and related links--a great resource. From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Priests for Life - Addresses abortion, euthanasia. Provides resources for the ProLife movement with news, articles, and audio clips.

Religion-Online - Select specific options under "Social Issues" and "Ethics." All lead to scholarly full-texts of such issues as: abortion, terrorism, homosexuality, war and peace, and much more.

School of the Americas Watch - "Graduates of the SOA have been responsible for some of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America." This site looks at this school, and with vigils and protests, seeks to close it down forever.