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Economic Justice Educator’s Guide 2020

Access your Middle School or K-5 Educator's Guide for your classroom by filling out the form below. You will then be directed to a page where you can download a high quality PDF file to print out or

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Maryknoll priest Father Bob McCahill makes personal connections with the homelessness population.


Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 In this issue students will ANALYZE the situation of homelessness in their community in the context of global economic justice, APPLY scripture, Catholic Social Teaching,

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The cross of Jesus symbolizes the crosses of the world!

Step 1: Pray

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 Jesus, during these days of Lent help me to see in your Cross all the crosses of the world:the cross of people hungry for food and for love;the cross of people dying from

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Maryknoll priest Father Bob McCahill makes personal connections.

Step 2: Make Personal Connections

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 READ the FAITH PERSPECTIVE and NEIGHBOR FOCUS articles and WATCH Fr. Bob’s Video.DISCUSS: According to the National Alliance to End Homlessness 552,830 people

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Father Bob McCahill uses his bicycle to show that the purpose of life is to love.

Faith Perspective

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 Every morning as the sun rises Fr. Bob McCahill, M.M. begins his journey of mercy as he travels the roads of Bangladesh on his bicycle seeking out the poor and sick. He

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The MercyWatch project helps the homeless population in Everett, Washington.

Neighbor Focus

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 Two nights a week, a group called MercyWatch, hits the streets in Everett, Washington. They offer medical care, basic necessities and kindness to people experiencing homelessness..The

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Acts of mercy are found all throughout scripture.

Step 3: Explore Scripture and Tradition

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 READ ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:OLD TESTAMENT: Psalm 146: 5-9LIFE OF JESUS: : Luke 15: 11-32CHRISTIAN LIVING: James 2: 14-26REFLECT: What do these Scriptures say about mercy

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Acts of corporal mercy are mandates of the Catholic Church.

What Does The Church Say?

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 The Corporal Works of Mercy give us a model for how we should treat others, They are: Feed the Hungry; Give Drink to Thirsty; Clothe the Naked; Shelter the Homeless; Visit

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Step 4: Take Action

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 WATCH these videos Go Beyond Hello and Parents and Kids talk about Homelessness. “Go Beyond Hello” shares a story of students encountering people experiencing homelessness

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Social media is a medium students will use to share the experiences of the homeless.

Raise Your Voice

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 Implement the action plan that your group designed. Invite others to join you through social media and personal invitations. Challenge other groups or classes to join you.

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