Social Justice Resources
Knowing the issues that affect the most vulnerable in our society is the first step toward finding solutions and bringing justice to a community. These resources cover issues related to poverty, homelessness, social services and more.
Encyclical Laudato Si - 'On Care for Our Common Home'
April 03, 2017
The Encyclical Laudato Si', 'On Care for Our Common Home', is Pope Francis' urgent challenge "to seek a sustainable and integral development" by calling on everyone, "the entire human family" to to protect our common home.
The style of this encyclical is one that challenges us to act now. The encyclical is already regarded as a significant source of Catholic Social Teaching similar to 'Rerum Novarum', the encyclical of Pope Leo XIII published in 1891. Laudato Si' is dated 24 May 2015, but was officially published at Noon on 18 June 2015.
Laudato Si' means 'Prase be to you'. It is a phrase derived from the medieval Umbrian dialect of Central Italy. It is also a recurring element in 'Canticle of the Sun', a hymn or chant composed by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century. The title of the encyclical and its opening quote from St. Francis’s Canticle establish its focus.
Community / Family Services, People with Special Needs, Seniors, Children & Youth, Young Parents, Poverty & Poverty Reduction, Housing & Homelessness, Environmental
Type: Advocacy News
Centre for Urban Health Solutions
April 03, 2014
The Centre for Urban Health Solutions (founded in 1998 as the Centre for Research on Inner City Health), is an inter-disciplinary research centre within St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The Centre seeks to improve health in cities, especially for those experiencing marginalization, and to reduce barriers to accessing factors essential to health, such as appropriate health care and quality housing. The Centre is committed to developing and implementing concrete responses within health care and social service systems and at the level of public policy.
Community / Family Services, Poverty & Poverty Reduction, Housing & Homelessness