My friend and Catholic Media Coalition colleague, Stephanie Block, has spent countless hours researching the programs of Just Faith, along with the books they recommend. She has written eleven articles in her series about Just Faith. With what she is discovering, the number of articles may yet grow. I link to them below.
- Setting the Stage
- Growing in Compassion
- The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Justice
- Challenge and Spirituality of Catholic Social Teachings
- Tattoos on the Heart
- Waging a Living
- Portrait of a Radical
- Rising to Common Ground
- How Much Is Enough?
- Keeping the Earth: Just Faith and the Environment
- Solidarity Will Transform the World
- Journey to Justice Day
Two years ago I wrote a piece on Just Faith, focusing on the problematic individuals who were board members of Just Faith at that time. I have found that much of the character and philosophy of any organization can be determined by the composition of its board of directors. Right below the highlighted sentence is a link to a biographical article written by Jack Jezreel himself. Pay very close attention to the "conversion stories" at the end. You'll see people getting involved in "homosexual rights", "women's voices from the pulpit" (women's ordination), etc.
In all these articles, you'll notice that problematic teachings occur at the end of the recommended books and/or articles. That seems to be a pattern, one which might suggest that while Just Faith seems innocuous enough, it is a Trojan Horse that insinuates (ever so subtly) erroneous philosophies. While I'd like to think that such is accidental, the regularity and frequency of it indicates deliberation.
Beware before making any commitment to Just Faith.