This 96-page paperback is designed for small group discussion of Catholic social teaching on issues of money, finance, and economics in a globalized world. It uses a See-Judge-Act method of evoking discussion on a wide variety of topics. The material is divided into sections on:
• Our Call to Economic Stewardship
• The Dignity of the Human Person
• Community and the Common Good
• Rights and Responsibilities
• The Option for the Poor
• The Dignity of Work
Each chapter also includes an opening prayer, a scriptural reflection, and important facts. For example, in Session 5 on The Option for the Poor: "Did Your Know? According to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, approximately 3.5 million people.1.35 million of them children, are likely to experience homelessness in a given year. The official poverty rate is the highest level since data first became available in 1975. The poverty rate for children is far worse than for adults."
Be sure to check out the "Act" sections of each chapter for concrete suggestions on what you can do.