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"The Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found this catechetical textbook, Living Justice and Peace, copyright 2002, to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church." Living Justice and Peace: Catholic Social Teaching in Practice is a new course for eleventh and twelfth graders. Living Justice and Peace teaches students about how the Scriptures and Catholic social teaching call them to justice and also fosters their ability and desire to respond to that call in their daily life. Changes to the 2002 edition The student text for Living Justice and Peace 2002 edition includes the following revisions: The sidebar in chapter 1 on Enuma Elish, beginning on page 16, has been replaced with an extensive overview of salvation history that locates justice within the overall context of God's plan for humanity. Throughout, the text explicitly states that perfect justice cannot be accomplished in this world nor can sin be eliminated from the world by human effort alone. In the beginning of chapter 2, Catholic social teaching is located within the context of the Church's evangelization. The text refers more extensively to the Church and emphasizes that the seed of the Kingdom of God is found in the Church. The total changes amount to approximately 5 percent of the textbook. The Living Justice and Peace course has four objectives: to immerse students in God's vision of justice and to help students find God in their pursuit of justice to foster students' sense of compassion for those who suffer from injustice to enable students to critically examine society, using the values of the Scriptures and Catholic teaching, and to imagine ways to work toward justice and peace to inspire students to act, using true stories of how people who work for justice and peace can transform the world Contents Chapter 1 considers themes of original justice, sin, grace, and liberation in the Scriptures. Chapter 2 provides an overview of Catholic social teaching, including discussion of the seven themes identified by the U.S. Catholic bishops in Sharing Catholic Social Teaching. Chapter 3 offers a praxis approach to doing justice. Chapters 4 through 10 apply the principles developed in the first three chapters to specific topics: abortion, capital punishment, building community, racism, work, poverty in the United States and in the world, living simply, the environm
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