Explore the Spirituality of Catholic Social Teaching

Photograph by Sandie Cornish of a statute of Jesus with a hand raised in blessing at the Korean martyrs' shrine.

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 …

More themes and issues …

Asia Pacific Catholic Social Teaching

Did you know that local Bishops teach about social and ecological issues too? You can find out more about what the Bishops of the Asia Pacific region are saying here.

Reflect, Pray, Act

The tradition of Catholic social thought and action goes beyond Bishops too – everyone has a role to play. The teachings are there to help us to think, pray and act for social and ecological justice.

Check out our resources for reflection, prayer and action.

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