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The SCSJ hopes to inspire students to analyze, engage, and challenge the structural systems that often perpetuate injustice in our local, national, and international communities. Through the student “Ignatian Advocacy Team,” we find and facilitate ways students can make their voices heard and enact change. 

General resource from the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States:

Ignatian Advocacy Team

  • If you would like to get involved with the SCSJ Advocacy Team, contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik.

In suggesting justice and advocacy opportunities relevant to our work and/or priorities, the SCSJ relies on the research, expertise, and experience of trusted partners.

Books, Movies and Media

Ackerman & Kruegler, Strategic Nonviolent Conflict :
The Dynamics of People & Power in the Twentieth Century
Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull House
Saul Alinsky, Rules for RadicalsJill Bamburg, Getting to Scale: Growing Your
Business Without Selling Out
Steve Biko, I Write What I LikeJoan Bondurant, Conquest of Violence:
The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict
Dean Brackley, The Call to
Discernment in Troubled Times
James Brockman, Romero: A Life
Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at
Wounded Knee
Walter Brueggeman, The Prophetic Imagination
Ernesto Cardenal, The Gospel in SolentinameCatholic Bishops, The Challenge of Peace;
Economic Justice for All
Elias Chacour, Blood BrothersMark Chmiel, The Book of Mev
Noam Chomsky, Failed StatesJames Cone, Martin and Malcolm and America
Jacqueline Cramer, Corporate Social
Responsibility and Globalization
Mark Danner, The Massacre at El Mozote
Dorothy Day, The Long
Loneliness; Loaves and Fishes
F. Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black FolkBarbara Ehrenreich, Nickeled and Dimed
Ralph Ellison, Invisible ManRobert Ellsberg, All Saints
Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza,In Memory of HerPaulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Eduardo Galeano, Open
Veins of Latin America
Mohandas Gandhi, An Autobiography: The
Story of My Experiments with Truth
Gustavo Gutierrez, A
Theology of Liberation
Philip Hallie, Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed
Chris Hedges, War is a
Force that Gives Us Meaning
John Hersey, Hiroshima
David Hilfiker, Not All of Us Are SaintsEtty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life and
Letters from Westerbork
John XXIII, Pacem in TerrisJohn Kavanaugh, Following Christ in a Consumer Society
Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains
(on Dr. Paul Farmer)
Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have A Dream:
Writings & Speeches That Changed the World
Jonathan Kozol, Savage InequalitiesStaughton & Alice Lynd, Nonviolence in America:
A Documentary History
Frances Moore Lappé, Diet for a Small Planet;
World Hunger: Twelve Myths
Penny Lernoux, Cry of the People
Peggy MacIntosh, White PrivilegeThe Autobiography of Malcolm X
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to FreedomThomas Merton, The Nonviolent Alternative
Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral
Man and Immoral Society
John Niehardt, Black Elk Speaks
Albert Nolan, Jesus Before ChristianityPaul VI, Populorum Progressio
Helen Prejean, Dead Man WalkingRainer Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
Oscar Romero, The Violence of LoveGene Sharp, Waging Nonviolent Struggle:
20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential
Sobrino & Ellacuria, Companions of Jesus:
The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador
Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark
John Steinbeck, Grapes of WrathHenry David Thoreau, On Civil Disobedience
Desmond Tutu, No Future without ForgivenessJim Wallis, God’s Politics
Elie Wiesel, NightWalter Wink, Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way
The Journal of John WoolmanRichard Wright, Black Boy
John Howard Yoder, The Politics of JesusGordon Zahn, In Solitary Witness:
The Life and Death of Franz Jaegerstatter
Howard Zinn, A People’s
History of the United States
Alexandra Harney, The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage
David Schmitdz and Robert E. Goodin, Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility (For and Against)Mike Blowfield and Alan Murray, Corporate Responsibility: A Critical Introduction
Pietra Rivoli, The Travels of a T-shirt in a Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World TradeSteven K. May, George Cheney, and Julity Roper, The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility
The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social ResponsibilityCorporate Responsibility: A Critical Introduction

List provided by Dr. Roger Bergman, Director of Justice and Peace Studies

The Blueprint for Social Justice is published monthly by Loyola New Orleans and features one well-informed but not academic article per issue. Topics have ranged from poverty to race to war to films on social justice themes.

The newsletter for the Center of Concern in Washington, DC, a Catholic social justice “think tank,” is monthly and contains good short articles on issues of global justice.

The Journal for Peace and Justice Studies is a scholarly quarterly containing articles on a wide range of topics.

The Journal of Catholic Social Thought is a very substantial scholarly journal, published twice a year, each issue focusing on a particular theme.

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is the premiere outlet for scholarship on service-learning.