Community and the Common Good

  • Campaign for Human Development - This anti-poverty program sponsored the US bishops funds projects that focus on empowering the poor and supporting grassroots efforts to reclaim political and economic power.
  • L'Arche - Provides a description of communities devoted to simple lifestyles and serving the disabled and the weakest in society.

Human Rights and Social Responsibilities

  • Quixote Center - A faith-based organization worked to promote structural change in society and in the church. Special focus on international justice issues; also extensive background on death penalty and prison concerns.
  • NETWORK: Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Extensive information on the national legislative process and specific social justice legislation before Congress.

Option for the Poor

  • Catholic Worker - Comprehensive site on the origins of the Catholic Worker movement, bibliographies, contemporary issues and analysis.
  • Center of Concern - Emphasis on Catholic social thought, social analysis, and resources, particularly on human rights and issues affecting women.

Economic Justice

  • Jubilee USA Network - A coalition of religious and secular social justice organizations, formed to advocate for significant debt relief for the world's poorest nations.


  • Religious Task Force on Central America and Mexico - Monthly on-line journals on faith and human-rights concerns, plus resources ot aid in study, reflection, action, and classroom teaching.


    3053 4th St. NE
    Washington, DC

    (202) 529-0441


  • Jesuit Refugee Service - Valuable source for current information on countries with refugee populations.

Peace and Disarmament

  • Pax Christi USA - Current resources include background on Christian nonviolence and peace issues, plus material for prayer and reflection with faith-based groups.
  • School of the Americas Watch - Profiles the use of US tax dollars to fund human rights abusers , and action steps to confront US sponsorship of this program.

Study Abroad

South Bend Area Service Opportunities