Seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Teaching is the body of doctrine developed by the Catholic Church on matters of social justice, involving issues of poverty and wealth, economics, social organization, and the role of the state.
The seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching are:
- Life and Dignity of the Human Person
- Call to Family, Community, and Participation
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
- Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
- Caring for God’s Creation
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Free Self-Guided, Online Learning Opportunity:
Click the Explore button to access self-guided learning modules for each of the seven themes of Catholic social teaching. You can learn on your own or form a small group to learn together. Contact Jim Merhaut at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like help putting a group together.
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade Is a Commitment to Building Relationships:
Fair trade is a trading partnership based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the Global South.
We believe that fair trade, at its heart, is about building respectful, enduring relationships. Looking through a wider lens, this embodies a comprehensive set of criteria, including, at a minimum, the following commitments:
- Paying a fair wage in the local context
- Offering employees opportunities for advancement
- Providing equal employment opportunities for all people, particularly the most disadvantaged
- Caring for God’s creation by engaging in environmentally sustainable practices
- Being open to public accountability
- Building long-term trade relationships
- Providing healthy and safe working conditions within the local context
- Providing financial and technical assistance to producers whenever possible
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