College for Professional Studies
Master of Nonprofit Management
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
This project identifies the benefits of integrating the Congregational Building Campaign with Catholic Social Teaching as a means of supporting the Catholic parish in responding to Second Vatican Council's call for social engagement on behalf of the parish. It includes a literature review of the necessity of lay leadership in the Catholic Church, the importance of understanding Catholic Social Teaching and parish social ministry, and the benefits of participation in community organizing. Data consists of a survey of parish participation in social ministry and case study summaries of participating churches in the Campaign. The author makes recommendations for a pilot program entitled "Just Community" aimed to increase participation of Catholic parishes in social ministry.
Date of Award
© Lynn Campbell
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Campbell, Lynn M., "Just community a model of congregational development founded in catholic social teaching" (2006). Student Publications. 271.