Catholic Social Teaching

What is Catholic Social Teaching?

Catholic Social Teaching is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice. It holds that God has a special place in this story for each of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan isn’t just limited to things ‘spiritual’, or things we might do on Sundays, but that it involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizens. Our part in this story is a kind-of vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as your brothers and sisters and is something that we all share.

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At St Joseph's, the principles of Catholic Social Teaching are taught through the RE curriculum and in whole-school or PSHE assemblies.  The children have a good understanding that when we raise money, or pray for others, we are following Jesus' words: "Love one another, as I have loved you."

Yr6 learning about food chains and interdependance

Yr4 organised a fundraising activity for charity

Harvest collection for the SVP based at Our Lady of Canvey

The whole school marking Remembrance Day with 2 minute silence on the playground

Catholic Social Teaching animation for children | CAFOD