Course Number: 718
Semester; 5 Units
UC/CSU Approved: Elective area “G” requirement. Satisfies one semester of the Religious Studies graduation requirement
Guided by Pope Paul VI’s famous declaration, “If you want peace, work for justice,” this course provides students the opportunity to think critically about peacemaking by building on concepts and principles learned in the prerequisite Social Justice course. Students will focus on economic justice, immigration & border issues, war, active non-violence, environmental justice and women’s rights issues. Through the study and examination of the vast body of official Catholic social documents, including papal encyclicals, constitutions, and pastoral statements, this course mirrors OLP’s mission to “help students become active participants in building Christ’s Kingdom of justice, love and peace.” This course aims to inspire students to promote peace, advocate for justice, and provide service to others by preparing students to be active participants in 21st century society working toward peace.
- Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society, First Edition. Saint Mary's Press. ISBN: 9781599820774
- Additional texts provided by instructor.
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Estimated Homework Per Class:
Completion of Social Justice with a minimum of “C” letter grade