Primer on a Society to Be Transformed

Publisher:  Canadian Religious Conference of Ontario, Willowdale, Canada
Year Published:  1978  
Resource Type:  Film/Video
Cx Number:  CX789

This audiovisual is an educational tool to be used in conjunction with the primer on social justice prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Abstract:  This audiovisual is an educational tool to be used in conjunction with the primer on social justice prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. The audiovisual is for use in the classroom or with church congregation and community groups. It provides two examples of community groups who, in a spirit of faith, have faced social injustices in their area.

One of these takes place in Canada; it concerns denial of hunting rights to native people in Labrador. The other takes place in the Dominican Republic and considers the repression of land use. In both cases direct action by local people in the face of injustice leads to repression. In both cases the challenge of Christian faith to translate its hope into concrete action is clear.

In addition to this program the producers have made available a set of 15 slides on each of five regional problems in Canada. These are designed to help bring the challenge of committed action close to home. The regions and issues highlighted are as follows: Maritimes, fisheries; Quebec, Ouvriers chretiens; Ontario, housing for the elderly; prairies, uranium development; British Columbia, native land claims.

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