Contexting our Spirituality
It’s the same impulse that finds Mercy people today wanting to address the unjust systems that affect those at the edges of society.
The vision of how things might be is born by encountering life as it really is; Mercy praxis is shaped by a thoughtful, prayerful reading of the signs of our times.
Imaging Mercy Today June 2009
‘Mercy International Association's global action is to develop a programme based on the grassroots stories of Mercy work throughout the world, which is firmly rooted in theological reflection for social action and which will develop policy and advocacy positions to influence change.’
Click here to see examples of Mercy Global Action at work.
Further web based resources for contexting spirituality include:
- Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
- Evangelii Gaudium The Joy of the Gospel Pope Francis 2013
- Laudato Si' On Care for Our Common Home Pope Francis 2015
- Resources for engaging with Laudato Si' On Care for Our Common Home
- Policy Watch and Kete Kupu newsletters and the annual Vulnerability Report published by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
- Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand social justice series
- Environment Aotearoa 2015 New Zealand Ministry for the Environment Report
- Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit New Zealand
- Child Poverty Action Group
- Faith Doing Justice Australian Jesuits newsletter
- National Catholic Reporter Eco Catholic blog
- Thomas Berry Foundation
- Mercy International Association against global trafficking
- The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University
- United Nations Millennium Development Goals resources