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Praxis: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Faith and Justice

Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2018

Reframing Catholic Social Teaching

Giulia McPherson
Pages 47-54
DOI: 10.5840/praxis2018115

Defending the Rights of Refugees
A Catholic Cause

Globally, the number of people forced to flee their homes due to conflict or persecution has reached a record high of more than 65 million. Catholic Social Teaching presents a framework through which this critical issue of our time can be addressed. A close examination of the Gospel, Papal teachings, and the example of Pope Francis himself, demonstrate that we are called to welcome the stranger in whatever form that may take. Whether through direct service and advocacy by organizations like Jesuit Refugee Service, or through personal reflection, each of us is called to take action.