CRS Slide Deck: Catholic Social Teaching and Integral Human Development
This slide deck is the core resource for Module 1. It examines illustrative moments, concepts, and documents within Catholic social teaching (CST) as they relate to integral human development. It also introduces the CRS Integral Human Development Conceptual Framework.
Article: “Proclaiming the Reign of God in a Suffering World: The Movement from Development to Liberation”
Placing liberation theology in dialogue with Catholic social teaching and the experiences of faith-based development agencies, this article develops a theological foundation that calls on missionaries to address the root causes of poverty as a key element of proclaiming the Good News. 14 pages.
Papal Encyclical: Populorum Progressio
Authored by Pope Paul VI in 1967, the papal encyclical Populorum Progressio articulates the concept of integral human development as the Catholic orientation toward the holistic good of every person and of all people.
Article: “Paul VI made ‘integral human development’ a Catholic touchstone.”
Writing in the year of its fiftieth anniversary, Thomas D. Williams discusses how “Populorum Progressio still speaks to a world in flux.”
CRS Video: Cardinal Turkson explains Integral Human Development
Watch minute marks 12:13 – 17:34 of this 55-minute video from a recent CRS-Vatican conference. His Eminence Peter K.A. Cardinal Turkson explains IHD, including the reminder that "development is about a human person, about each person, every human person present, both living now and coming in the future.”
CRS Brochure: Integral Human Development: The Concept and the Framework
This brochure presents IHD as a central component of Catholic Relief Services' strategy and framework for analysis and program development, enabling the agency to more clearly see and understand the world of the poor, including both their strengths and their needs. 16 pages.