Catholic Social Justice Teachings 2023

Join us as we cover eight sessions over sixteen weeks to develop an accurate foundational knowledge of the Catholic Social Justice tradition. The course contributes to the formation of governors, leaders, staff and volunteers so that you have the capacity to draw on core concepts and key teachings of Catholic Social Teaching to respond authentically to different issues and events.


Staff and volunteers of dioceses and catholic organisations, especially those with responsibilities engaging the social dimension of the mission of the Church; teachers; executives and other mission leaders; board members and trustees of Catholic organisations.

  • Flexible learning delivered online through BBI’s Blackboard learning platform
  • Commences 6 June,2023
  • 8 fortnightly sessions (16 weeks) – Consisting of Pre-Readings
  • The core concepts of Catholic social Teaching.
  • The Biblical basis of the Catholic social justice tradition.
  • Catholic Social Teaching positions on a range of issues and themes, for example, integral ecology and sustainable development, the preferential option for the poor, peace and non-violence, first nations, displaced peoples, work and technology, disability.
  • Approaches to drawing on Catholic Social Teaching.
  • A spirituality of Social Justice.


Dr Nathan Leber 

Nathan’s interests lie in the Catholic Social Justice Tradition, Pastoral Care and re-engagement with Catholic Identity. He has worked for Caritas Australia as the Justice Educator in WA and NT and has assisted schools throughout Australia to reengage with their Catholic Identity and embed Catholic Social Teaching within their structures. He has an affinity to Ignatian Spirituality and Pedagogy and has a keen interest in scripture and its continued relevance and revelation in the modern world.