Social Justice Report
Catholic Social Teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. Its roots are in the Hebrew prophets who announced God's special love for the poor and called God's people to a covenant of love and justice. It is a teaching founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who came "to bring glad tidings to the poor . . . liberty to captives . . . recovery of sight to the blind" (Luke 4:18-19), and who identified himself with "the least of these," the hungry and the stranger (Matthew 25:45).
Indeed, our commitment to the Catholic social mission of the Church must be rooted in and strengthened by our spiritual lives. In our relationship with God, we experience the conversion of heart that is necessary to truly love one another as God has loved us.
Edmonton Catholic Schools has a long and proud tradition of participation in acts of social justice. Schools are encouraged to take their children through a broad range of activities that allow them to experience the many ways that they can make a difference in the world. Indeed, when we consider the Five Marks of Catholic School Identity, our acts of social justice provide a visible and tangible embodiment of our Catholic worldview.
The beautiful stories of our students and schools as agents of change are captured in our Social Justice Report 2021-2022.