Christian service learning in Catholic schoolsJournal of Religious Education
Year of Publication2008
AbstractThis article sets out a rationale for implementing Christian service-learning in Catholic schools. The article initially explores Jesus' Gospel call to serve. A brief summary of Catholic social doctrine is then presented and the concept of service-learning is discussed. Four categories of community outreach by Catholic schools are outline, these being community service, Christian service, service-learning within a Christian context, and faith-focused Christian service-learning. Finally, various implications for promoting Christian service-learning in Catholic schools are considered in the light of the principles of charity and service as outlined in the encyclical letter Deus Caritas Est.
- catholic education
Citation InformationShane D Lavery and Chris Hackett. "Christian service learning in Catholic schools" Journal of Religious Education Vol. 56 Iss. 3 (2008) ISSN: 1442-018X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shane_lavery/14/