What happens when Catholic social teaching is taken to heart? To answer this question, Michael Duffey offers a contemporary analysis of the roles played by groups and individuals of faith in responding to many of the major social conflicts of the second half of the twentieth century to the present.
Sowing Justice, Reaping Peace explores recent and/or ongoing social issues and struggles from around the world, giving historical background, analysis of the conflict, pivotal events, and the role of local churches and individuals in overcoming injustices and resolving conflicts. These are the stories of individuals and movements whose faith has helped forge social and political change that both heals the wounded and works for justice at a systematic level.
Michael K. Duffey has taught Christian social ethics at Marquette University for many years. His interest in the the area of social justice deepened during Peace Corps experience in Asia. He has studied developments in Asia and Central America, including the role of churches and other international organizations. Dr. Duffey’s special research interest is the theological foundations and the twentieth-century practice of non-violence. He holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Notre Dame.