People Living For Justice
Organization profile published 1984

Year Published:  1984  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX3002
Inactive/Defunct Organization
Abstract:  PEOPLE LIVING FOR JUSTICE is based on an approach of shared praxis. Students move from considering thier own experiences to analyzing the experiences of the larger community, and to integrate their analysis with their Christian faith.
Students deal with specific global topics, such as political revolution, workers' rights, and the arms buildup. They also consider issues at the local level, such as unemployment, the women's movement, or poverty. By becoming aware of the unjustices around them, students are led to ask critical questions in the light of their faith and to discover ways to act for change.
The pedagogical appraoch consists of a five-step process"descriptive, analytic, theological, integrating, and implimenting. By combining a study of social justice issues with relevant Biblical texts and Church teaching on particular topics, students are encouraged to examine and develop a specifically Christian response to issues of injustice.
The five self-contained units of PEOPLE LIVING FOR JUSTICE treat the topics of militarism, work, women economic justice, and human dignity. Each unit is a working manual containing lesson plans, outlines, objectives, activities, resources and handouts. Teachers are permitted to photocopy kit materials for their students.
PEOPLE LIVING FOR JUSTICE is intented primarily for use in seniour high school religion of social studies classes. It can, however, be adapted for adult social action groups and retreats. It may also be used as a supplement for programs in youth ministry, vocations , or Confirmation.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.