The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Social Work for Social Justice

Social Work for Social Justice

Social Work for Social Justice: Strengthening Social Work Practice through the integration of Catholic Social Teaching

Out of its firm commitment to social justice and by virtue of the Catholic mission of our sponsors,  St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas, the SCU/UST School of Social Work recognizes Catholic Social Teaching as a rich resource that provides a framework for strengthening the way in which we educate for justice and prepare students for competent and ethical social work practice dedicated to both service and justice.

Catholic Social Teaching is the most systematic and thorough attempt by a religious faith to articulate positions on social policy. It provides a first lens to look social justice issues and seriously influences all our position statements. Catholic Social Teaching is a gift to the world and people of all faiths.

Brian Rusche, Executive Director
Minnesota Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

With Gratitude

This program is made possible through generous support of St. Catherine University Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity, University of St. Thomas Beyond Career to Calling, Lilly Endowment.

Social Work for Social Justice: Ten Principles