Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching underpins the essence of our daily work of the school & reference to these themes are interwoven & planned within our curriculum & wider school life.

“Catholic social teaching is fundamental to tackling world issues”(Pope Francis)

As members of the Catholic Church, we are all called upon to preserve the dignity of all human beings, to care for creation, and to reach out to our sisters and brothers in need.

These principles form part of Catholic Social Teaching, a body of work developed by Church leaders over the centuries. Pope Francis emphasises that it is our duty to work together to bring about a more just and peaceful world: to put love into action.
At SS Peter and Paul we place great emphasis on the importance that our children can articulate the connection between Jesus’ teaching and doing good deeds. We teach our children about the importance of putting the needs of others before ourselves.

The following video is useful to watch to become familiar with the seven principles:

Catholic Social Teaching in 3 minutes | CAFOD

During Lent, we think about our concerns for each principle and then decide how we will take action. Our Pupil Liturgy Leaders have an important role in demonstrating our faith in action.

The following agencies support us at SS Peter & Paul in introducing the principles of Catholic Social Teaching through our school assemblies and activities in the classroom and support from home.

The following links will give you further information. We hope you find them useful.

https://www.stepforwardinlove.org/

https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Catholic-social-teaching

http://www.caritas.org.au/learn/catholic-social-teaching/

https://www.cathchild.org.uk/catholic-social-teaching/

https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Laudato-Si-animation/