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Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
Storyof Stuff
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Storyof Stuff

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Using Anie Leaonard\'s "Story of Stuff" (www.storyofstuff.com), we created this presentation as a Catholic perspective to our participation in consumerism. This is a great way to introduce …

Using Anie Leaonard\'s "Story of Stuff" (www.storyofstuff.com), we created this presentation as a Catholic perspective to our participation in consumerism. This is a great way to introduce the themes of Catholic Social teaching to both teens and adults,

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  • Introduce yourself. And then introduce the goals for the presentation, providing a brief overview of agenda – refer to event outline. Move to Opening Activity as described on event outline. Following that, view the movie “Story of Stuff.”
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    • 1. To explore, in the light of Catholic Social Teaching, the underlying causes and processes that support and drive consumerism. To identify our own hidden assumptions and inherent actions that underlie how we individually participate in the cycle of consumerism. To deepen appreciation for the Catholic worldview and how Catholic Christians interact with the world.
    • 2. “ Our enormously productive economy . . . demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption . . . we need things consumed, burned up, replaced and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate.” - Victor Lebow
    • 3. CITIZEN = CONSUMER CITIZEN ≠ CONSUMER
    • 4. Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
      • The Life and Dignity of the Human Person
      • the foundation of a moral vision for society
    • 5. Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
      • Call to Family, Community and Participation
      • people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and
      • well-being of all
    • 6. Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
      • Rights and Responsibilities
      • human dignity can be protected and
      • a healthy community can be achieved
      • only if human rights are protected
      • and responsibilities are met
    • 7. Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
      • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
      • Our basic moral test -
      • to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.
    • 8. Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
      • Dignity of work and the Rights of workers
      • The economy must serve people,
      • not the other way around.
    • 9. Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
      • Solidarity – Promotion of Peace
      • We are one human family
    • 10. Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
      • Care for God’s Creation
      • Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan
      • it is a requirement of our faith.
    • 11. www.usccb.org www.storyofstuff.com Related Resources
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