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Praxis: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Faith and Justice

Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2018

Reframing Catholic Social Teaching

Sister Helene O’Sullivan, MM
Pages 55-68
DOI: 10.5840/praxis2018117

The Prophetic Voice of the Church in the Context of Evolutionary Consciousness

According to the author of this article, Catholic Social Teaching is the prophetic voice of the Church. As such it needs to be reframed for today’s world within the emerging worldview of integral consciousness. Our personal and collective consciousness (often referred to as our culture) evolve in identifiable stages towards more inclusive, cooperative and caring behavior. Integral consciousness enables greater adaptability, agency and the ability to solve more complex global problems. In order to move from a fractured world to wholeness we must come together around a vision of the One Earth Community. The article concludes with six thoughts on how to live into the deeper consciousness necessary for working for social justice.