Justice, Peace and Human Dignity

Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

The Catholic Church's social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Salpointe Catholic High School is committed to honoring and teaching Catholic social values:
  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God's Creation
You can read more about the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.

Carmelite Human Dignity Statement

Salpointe Ancestry, Community, Diversity and Ecology Statement

You can read more about the scholarship behind Salpointe's Ancestry, Community, Diversity and Ecology Statement here.

Laudato Si: Care for Our Common Home

In 2015, Pope Francis wrote his second encyclical, titled Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, calling the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. 

Salpointe Catholic wasted no time embracing the Pope's appeal, bringing together faculty members from our theology, science, humanities and social studies departments to create a curriculum that resonates with high school students.

Salpointe's Laudato Si curriculum was presented at the International Congress of Carmelite Schools in Rome, Italy in 2017 and is now used in Spanish and English throughout the world.

In the years since, Salpointe has continued to embrace Laudato Si teachings and has made them an integral part of campus life:
  • Salpointe's Care for Creation Committee, made up of faculty, staff and students, has been meeting and advocating for greater sustainability on campus since 2015.
  • Environmental Science students regularly practice sustainability with activities such as EcoBrick making, hosting an "Eat-an-Invertebrate" Thanksgiving Potluck, and planting and harvesting the STEM Garden.
  • In 2021, Salpointe introduced our inaugural Care for Creation Award to recognize a Lancer for his/her efforts to promote environmental justice, advocate for lifestyle change and integrate mindful spirituality into his/her relationship with nature. 
  • History faculty member Brian Holstrom authored a paper, titled The Case for Ecology and the Environment in World History, which he presented at the 2019 World Historical Association Convention and was published in 2021 in the association's journal, World History Connected.
  • Salpointe hosted the National Laudato Si Showcase in 2020, bringing together 13 schools and dioceses from around the U.S. to share progress and plans for living the values of Laudato Si.
  • Fr. Eduardo Scarel, O.Carm., nicknamed the Pope's Climatologist, has visited campus twice and spoken to our community about our role in protecting and healing the planet.

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