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Ethical Choices for Individuals and Families

As individuals and families, we can be instruments of God’s grace and creative power at home, in our communities, at work, and in the public square.


REFLECTION FROM EVERYDAY CHRISTIANITY: TO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR JUSTICE

In Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice (also in Spanish), the U.S. Catholic bishops call all of Jesus’ disciples to be instruments of God’s grace and creative power through the decisions and choices we make every day. This is an excerpt from the statement.
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PRACTICING SOLIDARITY AS A FAMILY

A former Jesuit volunteer reflects on how her experience serving as a long-term volunteer helped her to introduce the values of simplicity, hospitality, community and solidarity to her family.
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JUST PURCHASING CHOICES TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

When we make gift choices that support economic development projects in low-income communities in the U.S. and around the world, we can live out the Gospel call to bring good news to the poor, recovery of sight to the blind, and liberty to captives (Luke 4:18).

Support Economic Development in Poor Communities in the U.S.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops, provides grants to groups that help low-income people start small businesses, learn a trade or skill, or create a worker-owned cooperative. You can purchase items which support these economic development projects.
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Support Fair Trade to Fight Poverty Globally

Catholic Relief Services works with fair trade programs and projects overseas to help communities overcome poverty globally. Through a network of more than a dozen fair trade organizations, you can shop with solidarity and build community by purchasing craft, coffee and chocolate products to support farmers and artisans in poor communities around the world.
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HOW TO INCLUDE SERVICE TO OTHERS IN YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY

This article from Catholic Relief Services on the U.S. Catholic bishops’ ForYourMarriage.org website can help couples preparing for marriage consider how the choices they make about their wedding ceremony and reception reflect their commitment to serve others as a couple.
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TEACHING CIVIL DIALOGUE IN OUR FAMILIES

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis calls dialogue “essential” for family life. We can help family members approach conflict and disagreement differently in relationships, in the neighborhood, at school, in the workplace, and in every other setting.
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FORMING OUR CHILDREN TO GO FORTH

How can we foster a culture of encounter in our families? This short reflection explores how we can respond to Pope Francis’ call in Amoris Laetitia for families to “domesticate” the world and help “each person to see fellow human beings as brothers and sisters” (no. 183). 
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HOW FAMILIES CAN BE GOOD STEWARDS OF GOD'S HARVEST

This reflection offers seven easy steps that families can take to be good stewards of God’s creation, and act in solidarity with the 800 people around the world who suffer from hunger.
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