Reading Assignments

Monday, May 13, 2019

Session: "Essential Elements of Catholic Social Thought"




Session: "Populorum progressio and Justice in the World"

Session: "Scriptural Conceptions of Justice"



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Session: "Catholic Social Teaching and Economic Justice"

  • "Economic Justice for All Twenty Years Later," David Hollenbach, SJ, Journal of Catholic Social Thought
  • Economic Justice for All, chapters 1-3, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1986  


Session: "Catholic Social Thought and Human Work"


Session: "Service Learning and CST"


Recommended articles and chapters:

  • Ignacio Ellacuria, "The Task of a Christian University," in Companions of Jesus: The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador (New York: Orbis Books, 1990)
  • Jon Sobrino, "The University's Christian Inspiration," in Companions of Jesus
  • Edward Zlotkowksi, "Pedagogy and Engagement," in Introduction to Service-Learning ToolKit: Readings and Resources for Faculty, 2nd ed. (Campus Compact, 2003)
  • Gary Daynes and Nicholas Longo, "Jane Addams and the Origins of Service-Learning Practice in the United States," Michigan Journal of Service Learning (Fall 2004): 5-13 
  • Jane Addams, "Socialized Education," in Twenty Years at Hull-House with Autobiograhical Notes  (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990)
  • Jane Addams, "Problems of Poverty," in Twenty Years at Hull-House with Autobiographical Notes

Recommended books: 

  • Janet Eyler and Dwight E. Giles Jr. Where's the Learning in Service Learning?  (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999); description
  • Service Learning in the Disciplines series, ed. Edward Zlotkowksi; description



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Session: "Children and Families Separated at the Border"


Session: "CST and Sentencing and Punishment"



Session: "CST and Racism"





Thursday, May 16, 2019

Session: "Pacem in terris and Human Rights"




Session: "Creation from Rerum novarum to Laudato si'"




Session: "CRS and the Villanova University Partnership"

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Annual Workshop

Catholic Social Teaching and Issues of Justice is a curriculum development workshop designed to encourage faculty to become familiar with the core principles of Catholic social teaching and to explore ways to enrich an existing course syllabus with exposure to Catholic social teaching.

Submission Information


2020 CST Workshop Application

Send application materials to:

Office for Mission & Ministry
Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop
104 Corr Hall