Faith and Poverty:

A Justice Response


Want to bring change to your community?

The third eight-session program of the JustFaith Catholic series, Faith and Poverty: A Justice Response, introduces participants to the systems and structures that perpetuate poverty in their communities.

Program Overview

Faith and Poverty: A Justice Response awakens participants to systemic barriers that keep people from rising out of poverty, barriers which are often invisible to those of us who don’t have to face them. This program also equips participants to work for change and healing within their communities.

Program Goals

Goals for Faith and Poverty: A Justice Response include:


Two volunteer co-facilitators are needed for Faith and Poverty: A Justice Response. JustFaith Ministries provides strong facilitation support.


Faith and Poverty: A Justice Response consists of eight 2-hour sessions, a one-day retreat and an immersion experience.


There are two books and a spiritual practice resource in Faith and Poverty: A Justice Response– all available through our JustFaith Ministries Bookstore.

Program Promotion

A comprehensive set of program promotion materials are provided.


The registration fee for Faith and Poverty: A Justice Response is $250 plus books/resources for participants. If you would like your participants to pay their own registration fee, please reach out to Susan Chapman at [email protected].


What They’re Saying

- Marisol H.
Virginia Beach, VA
“What is different since I completed JustFaith? The way I pray; the way I eat; the way I shop; the way I parent; the way I serve; the way I view community; the way I view neighbor; the way I view enemy; the way I participate in church and community; the way I participate in policy issues; the way I begin and end my day.”
- Jack K., Austin, TX
“JustFaith was a major conversion in my life. The lens through which I look at the world—politics, economics, relationships, etc.—changed. I now see the world through the eyes of those who live on the margins, and ask myself how I can better serve my fellow members of my human family. Every segment of JustFaith awakened something deep within me that helped to form me in new ways, ways that were noticeably more compassionate than what I had previously been living.”

Register Your Group

Program Registration


Program Includes:

  • Comprehensive materials and session guides
  • Facilitation guidance
  • Retreat and Immersion guidance
  • Adaptations for virtual groups
  • Direct access to program staff for support
  • 12-month access to program materials
  • $75 discount if buying all three programs in this series at once (use coupon code jfc3programs at checkout)

When you register, you have 2 options:

  • If you want to register your entire group for a flat rate of $250, click the “Register Now” button below.
  • If you’d prefer each participant to pay a small registration fee on a sliding scale, email Susan Chapman at [email protected] to set up your group’s individual registration process.
  • Coming soon!
    In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, our new website will only feature the individual registration model with a sliding scale (second option above).

Books & Resources
for Group Participants

Participant books/resources are sold separately through our JustFaith Ministries Bookstore. The cost for books for Faith and Poverty: A Justice Response is approximately $30/person. Note that there may be a small additional fee for an occasional video purchase.

In order to save shipping and the environment, JustFaith Ministries ships books to groups (not to individuals).

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the JustFaith Catholic program series different from a book club or bible study?

JustFaith Catholic is a deep and personal exploration of our call to love God and love our neighbors. Reading discussion and reflection on the themes of Catholic social teaching are complemented by rich prayers, heartfelt sharing, videos, guest speakers, retreats, and immersion experiences into the local community – all of which build strong relationships among group members. JustFaith Ministries programs also compel people into action alongside those experiencing poverty. Each program in the series provides practical tools for action and guides participants in discerning how they are called to help alleviate poverty in their local community. Expect to leave the JustFaith Catholic series with a transformed understanding not only of poverty, but of who you are and how God is calling you to use your life.

Do groups need to meet weekly?

We recommend meeting weekly. However, your group can meet every other week if necessary.

Can I pick which JustFaith program I’d like to do first?

The fourth program in the series, Faith and Poverty: A Global Response, can be offered without previously having done the other JustFaith Catholic programs. However, the first three programs in the JustFaith series were designed to be taken in order. Groups should begin with Faith and Poverty: A Biblical Response (program one), followed by Faith and Poverty: A Solidarity Response (program two) and then Faith and Poverty: A Justice Response (program three). Parishes are always encouraged to commit to offering all four programs in the series in the order they were developed.

Do we have to do all four programs in the series?

No. At the end of programs one and two in the JustFaith Catholic series there is time for members of the group to discern whether or not they would like to continue on to the next program in the series. A minimum of seven members of the group need to commit to moving on to the next program or your group will become too small.

Can new participants join our group at any time?

We recommend that new participants not join a group that has already begun because of the community and trust that has already been established among group members. However, we do encourage keeping a contact list of all those who would like to do the JustFaith Catholic series and forming new groups later in the year.

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