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Catholic Social Activism: Progressive Movements in the United States

Sharon Erickson Nepstad


Catholic Social Activism asks a number of questions regarding Catholic faith and politics: How have American laypeople responded to contentious political moments, including times of war, severe economic trouble, human rights abuses, environmental degradation, and encounters with refugees fleeing these problems? How have they interpreted official church documents and translated them into progressive action for immigrant rights and women’s rights? And how have their movements influenced religious leaders and Catholic Social Teachings? Drawing upon in-depth interviews with activists, archival doc ... More

Keywords: Catholic Social Teachings, lived religion, Catholic Worker, United Farm Workers, Catholic feminism, peace movements, Sanctuary movement, Central America solidarity, immigrant rights, environmental movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479885480
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479885480.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Erickson Nepstad, author
University of New Mexico