Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching Principles
The four core principles of Catholic Social Teaching are: The Dignity of the Human Person, The Common Good, Solidarity and Subsidiarity. Out of these flow the principles of the Preferential Option for the Poor, Participation, Economic Justice and Stewardship, among others. These principles are responsive to particular social issues such as poverty and inequality, the right to work, and environmental degradation.
For a brief introduction to Catholic Social Teaching, you can view this clip 'CST in 3 minutes'.
Watch the film clip - Introduction to CST
This video has been created in partnership with Caritas Australia, CAFOD (Caritas England and Wales), and Trocaire (Caritas Ireland), SCIAF (Caritas Scotland) and Caritas New Zealand.
We will use some of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching to frame our discussion of student immersion programs and partnerships.