Bible Studies for Social Justice
Sessions in these bible studies are discussion based. Leaders of these studies act more as facilitators rather than teachers, which means the given leader does not have to have extensive knowledge of scripture in order to have a successful session. Discussion questions provided are meant to be thought provoking and to open up a discussion into practical ways to live our faith. The sessions are set up to be approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length, depending on the size of the group.
The bible study is provided by Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota and there is no fee. Contact Tom Parlin, Director of Parish Social Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-454-2270 ext 246 for more information.
Solidarity Bible Study
The bible study on Solidarity is one of the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching, which highlights the belief that the decisions we make should be taken for the good of all people, and not for individual advantage. A belief in solidarity means we are called to love our enemies, support economic systems that support the poor, and care for creation. This is what it means to “Love Your Neighbor”. There are 5 sessions.
Life and Dignity Bible Study
This study takes the first of the 7 themes, which is central to our call to love God above all else and our neighbors as ourselves by promoting life and dignity from conception until natural death. This is a 7 week bible study covering issues like abortion, immigration, poverty, racism, and more.
Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Bible Study
The US Catholic Bishops have identified 7 themes in Catholic Social Teaching (CST). The CST bible study is an eight week course with introduction, and a session on each of these seven themes. It may be adapted to meet the needs of a given group. This bible study can be used weekly or in a monthly format covering a school year. The sessions are set up to be approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length, depending on the size of the group.