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Integral Ecology at the Plenary Council

How would you explain, in five minutes or less, the faith foundations of our call to act to care for our common home? As one of the periti, or theological advisors, to the Fifth Plenary Council of the…

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Introduction to Fratelli Tutti – On Fraternity and Social Friendship

Pope Francis’ new social encyclical Fratelli Tutti, promotes a vision of social friendship grounded in the unity of the entire human family: all people are sisters and brothers to one another, a…

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How to Find Teachings on Issues

My students are often able to analyse particular social teaching documents, but when they are asked to offer critical reflection on a theme or issue in Catholic Social Teaching, they aren’t quit…

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Explore the Spirituality of Catholic Social Teaching

The spirituality of Catholic Social Teaching reminds us that we meet God in the people, places, things, and events of this world. That is why spirituality is not just an individual or personal thing.  Our spirituality touches relationships between groups in society and guides our response to social and ecological issues.  This website focuses especially on the understanding and expression of Catholic Social Teaching in Asia Pacific today.

Themes & Issues

An Option for the Poor

A preferential love for the poor and marginalised guides Catholic thinking and action for social justice. Learn more …

Migrants & Refugees

Catholic teaching defends the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and other people on the move. Learn more about migration or refugees and asylum seekers.

Social Sin & Structures of Sin

Find out what Catholic Social Teaching means by social sin and structures of sin – and how they are related to personal and communal responsibility for injustice. Learn more …

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The rights of Indigenous peoples are human rights. Learn more …

Integral Ecology

Ecology goes beyond care for the natural environment. It embraces the vast network of relationships between all that is. Learn more …

Civil Society & the State

Political authority exists to serve people and communities by organising and promoting the common good. Learn more …

The tradition is always developing, responding to the issues of our times – there is always more to know! Learn more here.

Asia Pacific Catholic Social Teaching

Did you know that local Bishops teach about social and ecological issues too? Find out what the Asia Pacific Bishops are saying here!


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