Faithful Citizenship Resources
Resources by the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center
A Matter of Spirit – Elections 2020, Summer 2020
“Adopting a consistent ethic of life, the Catholic Church promotes a broad spectrum of issues . . . Any politics of human life must work to resist the violence of war and the scandal of capital punishment. Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing, and health care. Therefore, Catholics should eagerly involve themselves as advocates for the weak and marginalized in all these areas.” Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics—US Catholic Bishops, 1998
Faithful Citizenship Resource Library
All faith based resources
US Conference of Catholic Bishops Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States
Network: A Catholic Social Justice Lobby Mend the Gaps 2020 Policy Platform
Reflections for Elections 2020, Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth
Voting is an Act of Love, Ignatian Solidarity Network
Voter Registration – Register to Vote in Your State
Assessing Democracy: A Gun Violence Prevention Issue Focus of toolkit is to protect voting — the cornerstone of our democracy. Creating an equitable and safe democracy is inextricably tied to the work of gun violence prevention.
Bipartisan Policy Center The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue.
All books available for loan from the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center
Bishop Robert W. McElroy. Diocese of San Diego, Conscience, Candidates & Discipleship in Voting
Cafardi, Nicholas P. Voting and Holiness: Catholic Perspectives on Political Participation. Paulist Press (2012).
Stewart Holland, Sarah and Beth Silvers. I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening). Nelson Books (2008). Article in A Matter of Spirit, We need more than civility—We Need Grace pp. 11-12
Palmer, Parker. Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. Jossey Bass (2011).