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  1. Best of Times Worst of Times
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    The moral of the creation story in Genesis is truer than ever before: In human hands increasingly rests responsibility for the whole of creation! The vocation to sisterhood and brotherhood in a single planetary community is more urgent than ever. And the Church's vocation to witness, in solidarity with those on the margins and with the earth, to a different hope in history is more relevant than ever.
  2. Changing Course
    A study guide for Canadian social analysis

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    A study guide for individuals and groups who are trying to make sense of our society, and want to learn how to improve it.
  3. Christian communism
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Christian communism is a form of religious communism based on Christianity. It is a theological and political theory based upon the view that the teachings of Jesus Christ compel Christians to support communism as the ideal social system. Although there is no universal agreement on the exact date when Christian communism was founded, many Christian communists assert that evidence from the Bible suggests that the first Christians, including the Apostles, established their own small communist society in the years following Jesus' death and resurrection.
  4. Christian Evangelicals Increasingly Support Palestinian Human Rights
    David Brog, the Attorney Behind CUFI

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Support for Israel is eroding among American evangelical Christians, with only 30 percent in a recent survey stating support for Israel above Palestinians.
  5. Christian humanism
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Christian humanism emphasizes the humanity of Jesus, his social teachings and his propensity to synthesize human spirituality and materialism. It regards humanist principles like universal human dignity and individual freedom and the primacy of human happiness as essential and principal components of, or at least compatible with, the teachings of Jesus. Christian humanism can be seen as a philosophical union of Christian ethics and humanist principles.
  6. Christian left
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The term Christian left refers to a spectrum of left-wing Christian political and social movements that largely embrace viewpoints described as social justice that upholds a social gospel.
  7. Christian Reformed Church in North America
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  8. Christian socialism
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Christian socialism is a form of religious socialism based on the teachings of Jesus.
  9. Citizens for Public Justice
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  10. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  11. Cries of Victims - Voice Of God
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
  12. Faith in Action: The Canadian Churches' Ecumenical Coalitions for Social Justice
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    Sponsored by the major Canadian churches and working in areas ranging from international development, refugees and human rights issues abroad, to native concerns and poverty in Canada, the ecumenical coalitions working on social justice issues are a remarkable example of faith in action, faith which has made mission real for thousands of Canadians.
  13. Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, companies, and individuals who want to share their expertise and points of view with the media. The SOURCES directory is used by thousands of reporters and researchers who need to find quotable sources and reliable information for their news stories or research.
  14. From Words to Action
    1976 Labour Day Message of the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops, Ottawa

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    Four page pamphlet outlining the bishop's message.
  15. Helping you reach the media
    How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity like advertising. SOURCES makes it possible for organizations, institutions, companies, and individuals to reach the media effectively, consistently, and inexpensively. SOURCES has been helping organizations, companies, institutions, and individuals get media attention for over 30 years.
  16. The Holy Spirit of Resistance
    Catholic Social Vision

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
    Catholics all over the world are now becoming aware of their counter-cultural social vision. They are increasingly recognizing the call of God to active citizenship in building the Reign of God rather than accepting the hopeless parameters of a New World Order of exclusion and passivity so powerfully promoted by massive corporations.
  17. IJV endorses United Church Working Group call to boycott settlement products
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The United Church of Canada's Working Group on Israel/Palestine Policy's report has been attacked by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. IJV is supporting the right of the Church to make its own policy, free from intimidation.
  18. Justice Proclaimed
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    The evolution of justice as the central concern for the Catholic church, and in particular, the Canadian Catholic church is an exciting story with a long history, a history defined by the realization that charity, while always and everywhere important for the Christian, is not the central concern of the gospel.
  19. The Long Loneliness
    Resource Type: Book
  20. New Catholic Bishops Report says workers in crisis
    Resource Type: Article
  21. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in every part of the world.
    We are always concerned, not only with what is wrong with the world, but what to do about it.
    This issue carries an excerpt from Umair Mohammed's book 'Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism' in which he warns against the pitfalls of individualist and consumer-oriented approaches and argues in favour of collective action to build an effective movement.
    Derrick Jensen considers some of the arguments in favour of pacifism and finds them wanting. He agrees that creative approaches to social change can oftentimes make violence unnecessary, but that sometimes violence is a necessary response to violence.
    Another article looks at the decline of liberation theology, targeted as a threat by both the Vatican and secular power structures.
    Kenan Malik considers the issue of "cultural appropriation" and asks why so many on theso-called left are more interested in criticizing Justin Bieber's hairstyle than in fighting capitalism.
  22. A Persistent Peace
    One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Jesuit priest John Dear ministers to the needy at the margins of society. He is a pacifist and anti-war activist who has spoken out against the Pentagon and the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq. His views about Christ's teachings on nonviolence have also made him a rebel in the Catholic Church.
  23. Progressive Christianity
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Progressive Christianity is a form of Christianity which is characterized by a willingness to question tradition, acceptance of human diversity, a strong emphasis on social justice and care for the poor and the oppressed, and environmental stewardship of the Earth. Progressive Christians have a deep belief in the centrality of the instruction to "love one another" within the teaching of Jesus Christ. This leads to a focus on promoting values such as compassion, justice, mercy, tolerance, often through political activism.
  24. The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Liberation Theology in Latin America has been an integral part of progressive movements. The Vatican, with the support and guidance from the United States, has sabotaged Liberation Theology in Latin America. Their aim has been to maintain the status quo and stop the progressive forces from taking control.
  25. Social Gospel
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    The Social Gospel was an attempt to apply Christianity to the collective ills of an industrializing society, and was a major force in Canadian religious, social and political life from the 1890s through the 1930s.
  26. Social Gospel
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Social Gospel movement is a Protestant Christian intellectual movement that was most prominent in the early 20th century United States and Canada. The movement applied Christian ethics to social problems, especially issues of social justice such as economic inequality, poverty, alcoholism, crime, racial tensions, slums, bad hygiene, child labour, inadequate labour unions, poor schools, and the danger of war.
  27. The Social Passion
    Religion and Social Reform in Canada 1914-28

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    An account of the movement within Canadian protestantism which sought to revive the neglected social dimensions of Christianity and to involve the church in social action.
  28. The Social Passion: A review
    A review of The Social Passion: Religion and Social Reform in Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1973
    Richard Allen’s contribution to the understanding of the development of Canadian society and Canadian political history is invaluable.
  29. Social Teaching Incarnate at ICI
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1992
    From economic grassroots organizations, Latin Americans of every creed, race and colour gather under the one ICI roof for three month periods of intensive sharing and learning. Community and society problems are examined and their causes analyzed from a Latin American perspective.
  30. A Society to Be Transformed, 1977 Pastoral Statement on Social Justice.
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
  31. Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    An overview of how you can use SOURCES to amplify your message.
    SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, writers, producers and researchers with the sources they need for their work. Being included in SOURCES positions you as a media source and puts you in line to receive more media calls and more media coverage.
  32. Strong Words: Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
  33. Taking Sides
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    To many of us it is pretty obvious that there are some conflicts in which we ought to take sides. But what about the Christian belief in reconciliation, forgiveness and peace? How can you take sides if you love everybody, including your enemies? And how do we account for the widespread belief that in any conflict a Christian should be a peacemaker who avoids taking sides and tries to bring about reconciliation between the opposing forces?
  34. A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    The seminal text of the movement which was later characterized as liberation theology.

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