This one semester course is intended to familiarize students with Catholic Social
Teaching, which is built on a profound commitment to the poor and emerges from our discipleship to follow in the
footsteps of Jesus. Students will examine the nine principles of Catholic Social Teaching including dignity of the human person, poverty, racism, work, and ecology. This course also attempts to examine the Catholic Church’s relationship with non-Christian religions of the world in order to promote peace and justice in the world. Throughout the course, the students will reflect on Ignatian Spirituality in light of the call by Saint Ignatius to be men and women for others.