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The items below are available from the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Lending Library.  To check out any of these resources, please contact tabler@csasisters.org.  Use the links listed here to jump down the page to your topic of interest.

 

 

Biographical Education Resources

Last updated 07/06/2022

Born on the Border

by Ray Ybarra Maldonado, Esq.
Minutemen Vigilantes, origins of Arizona's anti-immigrant movement, a call for civil disobedience

 

Dreams From My Father

by Barack Obama
Memoir; a story of race and inheritance

 

Fluent in Faith: The Gift of Mary McCormick

by Donald J. Mueller & Jacq. Hansen Maggiore
Lay missionary from Wisconsin to Columbia; co-founder of religious communities

 

Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement

by Lynne Olson
Portraits of more than 60 women; women's role in the struggle for racial equality from 1830-1970

 

Footsoldier for Peace and Justice: the Story of John Gilman

by John Gilman
World War II soldier; progressive; defender of those unjustly persecuted

 

Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy

by Corrinne Goria, ed.
The human rights crises occurring behind the scenes of the global economy

 

Love is the Measure

by Jim Forest
Biography of Dorothy Day, founder of The Catholic Worker

 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Companion

by Coretta Scott King
Compilation from MLK's essays, lectures, and speeches

 

Mychal Judge: Take Me Where You Want Me to Go

by Francis DeBernardo
A biography on the extraordinary life of Franciscan priest, Mychal Judge.

 

My Bondage and My Freedom

by Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass' autobiography.

 

My Journey from Silence to Solidarity: Roy Bourgeois, M.M.

by ed. Margaret Knapke
Roy Bourgeois becoming an activist for women's ordination

 

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

introduction and notes by Robert G. O'Meally
The book calmly but dramatically recounts the horrors and the accomplishments of Douglass' early years.

 

Narrative of Sojourner Truth

introduction and notes by Imani Perry
Sojourner Truth transformed herself from a runaway slave to a well-known campaigner for abolition and women's rights.

 

Vessel of Clay: The Inspiration Journey of Sister Carla

by Jacqueline Hansen Maggiore
Maryknoll Sister; worked with the 4 church women killed in El Salvador -- she died before them


 

 

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Cosmological Education Resources

Last updated 01/25/2022

Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story

by Jennifer Morgan; illus. by Dana Lynne Anderson
The universe and the young Earth

 

Born From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story

by Jennifer Morgan; illus. by Dana Lynne Anderson
The beginning of life on Earth

 

The Cosmic Dance: An Invitation to Experience Our Oneness

by Joyce Rupp; Art -- Mary Southard
Prose and poetry; oneness with each other and all of life

 

The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future

by Thomas Berry
Transitioning from a disrupting force on the Earth to a benign presence

 

The Journey of the Universe

by Brian Thomas Swimme & Mary Evelyn Tucker
Readable account of the history of the universe from the Big Band to the present

 

Mammals Who Morph: the Universe Tells Our Evolution Story

by Jennifer Morgan; illus. by Dana Lynne Anderson
The rise of mammals and humans on planet Earth

 

Radical Amazement

by Judy Cannato
Contemplative lessons from black; holes supernovas and other wonders of the universe

 

The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth of the Ecozoic Era

by Brian Swimme & Thomas Berry
Unites science and the humanities in a coherent story of the evolution of Earth

 

What Does God Look Like in an Expanding Universe?

by Jim Schenk, ed.
A variety of thinkers, activists, and artists grapple with the questions of God

 

 

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Criminal Justice Education Resources

Last updated 01/25/2022

Conscience and Consequence: A prison Memoir

by Clare Hanrahan
A political prisoner's six month stay in federal prison

 

Dead Man Walking

by Sister Helen Prejean
Helen accompanies a man on death row; comes to know the executioners & families of the victims

 

Just Mercy

by Bryan Stepheson
Justice and redemption for one man on death row

 

Let None Walk Alone: A guide for family and friends of incarcerated people

by Sister Juanita Ujcik, OSF
Real-life stories; information, strategies, resources and common sense

 

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

by Piper Kerman
A memoir of one woman's year in a federal correctional facility

 

When We Visit Jesus in Prison

by Dale S. Recinella
Reflections and stories about a man's prison ministry; sociological and psychological thinking on incarceration

 

Where Justice and Mercy Meet

by Donald J. Mueller & Jacq. Hansen Maggiore
The Catholic stance against capital punishment intertwined with racism and mental health

 

The Women in Block 12: Voices from a Jail Ministry

by Linda Pischke
Insights into the journeys of incarcerated women; stories of courage, resilience, and hope

 

 

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Ecology Education Resources

Last updated 8/30/2021

Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet

by Bill McKibben
McKibben shows that we’re living on a fundamentally altered planet – and opens our eyes to the kind of change we’ll need to order to make our civilization endure. 
 

 

Environmental Stewardship in the Judeo-Christian Tradition

by the Action Institute
This collection of essays seeks to articulate the broad Judeo-Christian theological principles concerning the environment, and to distinguish those principles from contrary ideas popular in the environmental movement. 
 

 

Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology

by Sarah McFarland Taylor
How can we as human beings find ethical and sustainable ways to live with one another and with other living beings on this planet?  This book provides compelling answers from a variety of religious communities.
 

 

Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know

by Alex Prud’homme
Prud’homme explains the basics of hydraulic fracturing, considers the economic and political benefits and explores concerns about health dangers and damage to the environment.
 

 

Kiss the Ground

narrated by Woody Harrelson and directed by Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrel
An 85-minute long feature film which unveils a game-changer:  We can reverse global warming and the Earth’s soil is the solution.  Available on disc.
 

 

Listening to Nature: How to Deepen Your Awareness of Nature

by Joseph Cornell
A guidebook to a deeper awareness of nature.  You will learn, not mere facts about nature but how to get the feel of nature, through inspiring quotations from famous naturalists, stunning photography, and Cornell’s ever-popular nature awareness activities. 
 

 

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

by Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power
From the plots of his Milwaukee, WI urban farm to low-income communities across America, Will Allen shows us a new type of heroism.” 
 

 

The Story of Stuff: How our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health – and a vision for change

by Annie Leonard
We have a problem with Stuff.  With just 3% of the world’s population, the U.S. consumes 30% of the world’s resources and creates 30% of the world’s waste.
 

 

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

by Naomi Klein
Author Naomi Klein tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: The war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

 

Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World 

by Dr. Kimberly Nicholas
A book not about facts, but feelings, and the actions that only the people and places we love can inspire.

 

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

by Steward Brand
Brand shows us exactly where the sources of our dilemmas lie and offers a bold and inventive set of policies and design-based solutions for shaping a more sustainable society. 

 

 

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Gender Equality Resources

Last updated 007/06/2022

The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Reflection on Islam and the role of women

 

A Home for ALL: A Catholic Call for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

by Francis DeBernardo and Robert Shine
A brief 60-page book created for Catholics in the pews, pastoral ministers, and educators to understand why their Catholic faith promotes equality for LGBTQ people, despite some church leaders' opposition. (2 copies)

 

Narrative of Sojourner Truth

introduction and notes by Imani Perry
Sojourner Truth transformed herself from a runaway slave to a well-known campaigner for abolition and women's rights.

 

Prophetic Women of Bold Love: Spiritualities of Non-Violence

by Shawn Madigan, PhD, CSJ
Women from various parts of the world who have experienced violence and used it to foster peace

 

 

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Immigration Education Resources

Last updated 01/25/2022

Are We There Yet: Stories From the Border

by Paula Schwendinger PBVM
(2 copies available)
Individual accounts of crossing the border into the US

 

Blessed Are the Refugees: Beatitudes of Immigrant Children

by S. Rose, L. O'Donovan, stafff and volunteers
Stories of immigrant children who are fled Central America

 

Crossing with the Virgin

by Ferguson, Norma A. Price, Ted Parks
Stories of the journeys of people crossing the US-Mexico borders; help from local people

 

Illegal: Nafta Refugees Forced to Flee

by Peter A. Geniesse
The role of U.S. politics and trade policies in producing the immigration crisis

 

International Migration: A Very Short Introduction

by Khalid Koser
Migration's fundamental links with globalization, development, poverty, and human rights.

 

Jesus was a Migrant

by Deirdre Cornell
Biblical stories of migrants; suffering and blessing that accompanies the migrant journey

 

Living in the Shadows: A primer on the human rights of migrants

by Amnesty International
An overview of the rights of migrants; an agenda for migrants' rights

 

Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration

by Jeffery Kaye
The phenomena of immigration; how it impacts all of us

 

A Nation of Nations

by Tom Gjelten
US immigration since the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act

 

A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration

by ed. Daniel G. Groody, Gioacchino Campese
A compilation of essays taking a theological and rights-based approach to the issue of migration

 

Rescuing Regina: the Battle to Save a Friend from Deportation and Death

by Sr. Josephe Marie Flynn
Sister Josephe's efforts on behalf of Regina reveal the complexity of the US immigration system

 

 

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Justice Education Resources

Last updated 07/06/2022

The Gospel of Peace and Justice

by Joseph Gremillion
Catholic social teaching since Pope John XXIII

 

Hunger for Hope

by Sr. Simone Campbell
(2 copies available)
Prophetic Communities, Contemplation and the Common Good

 

NAFTA from Below

by Martha A. Ojeda and Rosemary Ennesy, Eds.
Maquiladora workers, farmers, and Indigenous Communities speak out about Free Trade in Mexico

 

Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World

by Brandon Vogt
Social justice as lived by 14 different saints

 

The Little Book of Restorative Justice

by Howard Zehr
Workable principles and practices for making restorative justice both possible and useful.

 

Voice of the Voiceless

by Archbishop Oscar Romero
Romero's Four Pastoral Letters and Other Statements

 

We Cry Justice

by Liz Theoharis
Reading the Bible with the Poor People's Campaign

 

 

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Non-Violence Education Resources

Last updated 01/25/2022

The End of War

by Captain Paul K. Chappell
A unique perspective on war and peace from the perspective of a soldier

 

In the Spirit of St. Francis and the Sultan

by George Ardess and Marvin L. Erier Mich
Catholics and Muslims Working Together for the Common Good

 

Islam and the Future of Tolerance

by Sam Harris and Maajid Hawaz
Addresses the question, "Is Islam a religion of peace or war?"

 

Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way

by Walter Wink
The relation of Jesus and his message to politics and nonviolence.

 

The Paradox of Power: Moving from Control to Compassion in a Violent World

by Michael Crosby
The creative energy of power can heal

 

The Risk of the Cross

by Arthur Laffin
Living Gospel non-violence in the nuclear age

 

The Twelve Steps to Peace

by Johnny F
The use of the twelve step process to bring about peace

 

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

by Erica Chenoweth & Maria J. Stephan
Study of countries and territories and their non-violent resistance campaigns

 

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Politics & Economics Resources

Last updated 07/06/2022

Abuse of Discretion

by Clarke D. Forsythe
Inside story of Roe v. Wade

 

The Audacity of Hope

by Barack Obama
Thoughts on reclaiming the American Dream

 

Blue Jeans In High

by Mike McCabe
The makeover of American politics.

 

Cathonomics: How Catholic Tradition Can Create a More Just Economy

by Anthony Annett
An ethical and practical guide for readers of all faiths and backgrounds seeking to create a world economy that is more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable for all.

 

Dollarocracy

by John Nichols; Robert McChesney
Money-media and the election process

 

God's Politics

by Jim Wallis
Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It

 

Hostile Takeover

by David Sirota
Big money and corruption conquered our government-- how we take it back

 

A Nun on the Bus

by Sr. Simone Campbell
In 2012, Simone and other sisters rally against Paul Ryan's budget.

 

People Get Ready

by Robert W. McChesney; John Nichols
The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

 

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

by Heather McGhee
One of today's most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone, not just people of color.

 

Think and Act Anew

by Larry Snyder
How Poverty in America Affects Us all and What We Can Do about It

 

$200 a Day

by Kathryn J. Edin, Luke Shaefer
Living on Almost Nothing in America

 

Unstoppable

by Ralph Nader
Left-right alliance to dismantle the corporate state

 

Winner-Take-All Politics

by Jacob Hacker; Paul Pierson
How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

 

 

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Race Education Resources

Last updated 07/06/2022

America's Original Sin

by Jim Wallis
Racial justice, redemption, reconciliation

 

Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

by Eddie S. Glaude Jr
Race and justice in the US; a prophetic call for revolution

 

The Gift of Black Folk: The Negroes in the Making of America

by W.E. DuBois

 

The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change

by Brenda Salter McNeil & Rick Richardson
Racism as a spiritual battle

 

Interrupting White Privilege

by Laurie M Cassidy & Alex Mikulich, Eds.
White theologians address colleagues and readers on our complicity in the social sin of racism

 

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

by U.S Catholic Bishops
Articles on racism written by US bishops

 

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

introduction and notes by Robert G. O'Meally
The book calmly but dramatically recounts the horrors and the accomplishments of Douglass' early years.

 

Narrative of Sojourner Truth

introduction and notes by Imani Perry
Sojourner Truth transformed herself from a runaway slave to a well-known campaigner for abolition and women's rights.

 

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

by Michelle Alexander
The US criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control

 

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

by Robert D. Putnam
How growing income gaps have shaped our children

 

Racism Without Racists

by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Color-blind racism and racial inequality in contemporary America

 

The Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism, & Religious Diversity in America

by Jeanine Hill Fletcher
The theology of Christian supremacy gave birth to the ideology of White supremacy

 

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

by Heather McGhee
One of today's most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone, not just people of color.

 

The Speeches of Frederick Douglass

 

Slavery by Another Name (DVD)

narrated by Laurence Fishburne
A 90-minute documentary that challenges one of American's most cherished assumptions: That slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation

 

Strength for the Struggle

by Joseph Ellwanger
Ellwanger's insights from the Civil Rights Movement and urban ministry

 

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

by Paul Kivel
Tools for helping white people work for equal opportunity, democracy and justice

 

Waking Up White

by Debby Irving
Irving's story of waking up to the reality of racism

 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

by Robin Diangelo
A look at "whiteness" for what it is; how to make things better

 

 

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Theology & Spirituality Education Resources

Last updated 07/06/2022

Catholic Social Teaching

by Edward P. DeBerri and James E. Hug
Overview of the history of the Catholic Church's social teaching

 

The Challenge and Spirituality of Catholic Social Teaching

by Marvin L. Krier Mich
Overview Catholic Church's social teaching; biographical stories and ethical analysis

 

Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life

by Henri J. M.Nouwen, Donald P. McNeill. and Douglas A. Morrison
Where do we place compassion in our lives?

 

The Cultural Dictionary of the Bible

by John J. Pilch
100 distinctive, Middle-Eastern notions found fin the Bible

 

Dorothy Day -- Selected Writings

by Robert Ellsberg, Ed.
Reflects that faith and work of Dorothy Day

 

Dorothy Day -- Writings from Commonweal

by Patrick Jordan, Ed.
Articles, reviews, and published letters-to-the editor

 

Heart of Flesh: A Feminist Spirituality for Women and Men

by Joan D Chittister
Feminist spirituality - shaped by compassion, humility, nonviolence, respect

 

A History of God

by Karen Armstrong
Concept of God shaped and altered by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

 

Jesus Today

by Albert Nolan
The spiritually of Jesus and its relevance for us today

 

A New Heaven, A New Earth: The Bible and Catholicity

by Dianne Bergant
The biblical notion of the relationship between human beings and the created world.

 

The Prophetic Imagination Second Edition

by Walter Brueggemann
Old Testament Scripture as it relates to contemporary issues

 

Redeeming Administration: 12 Spiritual Habits for Catholic Leaders

by Ann M. Gararido
Stories of Catholic Saints depicting the 12 habits

 

A Sacred Voice is Calling

by John Neafsey
A personal story of vocation and social conscience

 

Transfiguration

by John Dear
Finding peace and harmony within in a world torn by violence and hatred through following Jesus

 

Traveling with the Turtle

by Cindy Preston-Pile and Irene Woodward
A Small Group Process in Women's Spirituality and Peacemaking

 

We Hold These Truths

by Richard W. Miller, Ed.
Catholicism and American Political Life

 

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation

by Brian D. McLaren
This book's 50+ readings offer everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today.

 

 

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Human Trafficking Education Resources

Last updated 01/25/2022

 

Enslaved

by Jesse Sage and Liora Kasten, Eds.
Stories of human trafficking, especially of women and children is a thriving industry

 

Girls Like Us

by Rachel Lloyd
Rachel's memoir of being trafficked for sex

 

Human Trafficking Around the World

by Stephanie Hepburn and Rita J. Simon
Economics, geography, civil unrest, societal inequality, gender disparities -- role in trafficking

 

How You Can Fight Human Trafficking

by Through God's Grace Ministry
Ideas and resources about how once individual can make a difference.

 

Justice Awakening: Hou You and Your Church Can Help End Human Trafficking

by Eddie Byun
Biblical and practical perspective on addressing human trafficking

 

The Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men who Buy It

by Victor Malarek
A portrait of the men and organizations that foster and drive the sex trade

 

Life Interrupted: Trafficking into Forced Labor in the United States

by Denise Brennan
Personal stories of people who escaped forced labor in the US

 

Not a Choice, Not a Job

by Janice G. Raymond
Exposing the myths about prostitution and the global sex trade

 

Not for Sale

by David Batstone
The global slave trade and how to fight it

 

Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

by Gail Dines
The economics and cultural power of the pornography industry

 

Walking Prey: How America's Youth are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery

by Holly Austin Smith
Smith's personal story; how to help, not hurt child sex trafficking victims.

 

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Prayer Resources

Last updated 01/25/2022

Gift of Many Cultures: Worship Resources for the Global Economy

by Maren C. Tirabassi and Kathy Wonson Eddy

 

The New American Bible

 

 

Living God's Justice: Reflections and Prayers

by Diocesan Social Action Directors

 

Novena for Justice and Peace

by United States Conference of Bishops

 

Praying for Peace Around the Globe

by James McGinnis

 

The Poverty and Justice Bible

by Bible Society
Contemporary English Version of the Bible

 

Stations of the Cross With All of Creation

by Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center
7 copies

 

 

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Church Documents

Last updated 01/25/2022

Catechism of the Catholic Church

by The Holy See
Official Catholic Church teachings

 

The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response

by National Conference of Catholic Bishops
A pastoral letter on war and peace

 

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

by U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
A call to political responsibility--revised and published every four years.

 

Gaudete Et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today's World

by Pope Francis
An Apostolic Exhortation from the Pope

 

Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship

by Pope Francis
Encyclical Letter from the Pope

 

The Joy of the Gospel

by Pope Francis
An Apostolic Exhortation from the Pope

 

Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home

by Pope Francis
Encyclical Letter from the Pope

 

 

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Other Education Resources

Last updated 01/25/2022

Can Religious Life Be Prophetic

by Michael H. Crosby, OFM Cap.
Prophets in Scripture and Christian tradition to show the way to renewal

 

A Guide to Religious Ministries for Catholic Men and Women

by ReligiousMinistries.com
Annual edition: religious communities of priests, brothers and sisters active in the U.S

 

Witness to Integrity

by Anita M Caspary
Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters in conflict with Cardinal James McIntyre of Los Angeles

 

 

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