Part I: Introducing Social Justice Chapter 1. Introducing Social Justice. (Sue Goodwin and Jan Fook) Part II: Social Justice and Faith Perspectives Chapter 2. Social Justice Perspectives in Christianity. (Ann Marie Mealey) Chapter 3. `See, Judge, Act' - The Foundation of the Citizens Project? (Patricia Kelly) Chapter 4. Powerful Agents and Suffering Servants: The Community Organising Vocation. (John Battle) Chapter 5. Tzedakah, Tikkun: Jewish Approaches to Social Justice. (Alana Vincent) Chapter 6. Social Justice in Islam. (Qari Asim) Part III: Perspectives on Children, the Family and Sport Chapter 7. Social Justice for Children and Young People in England: Citizens or Drones? (Pam Jarvis) Chapter 8. Families with Young Children, Precarious Work and Social Justice. (Stefano Ba') Chapter 9. Neoliberalism and the Family (Pam Jarvis) Chapter 10. Developing Socially Just Citizenship Education in Divided Contexts: The Freedom to Self-define and Not Define. (Helen Hanna) Chapter 11. Social Justice in Local Government: A Delicate Balance. (Susan Elmer) Chapter 12. Children, Young People and Sport. (Graham Turner) Part IV: Perspectives in Education Chapter 13. Social Justice in our Schools: A Need to Reconceptualise Ideas and Classroom Practice. (Jonathan Doherty) Chapter 14. Developing a Core compulsory module to teach principles of social justice and citizenship (Jan Fook, Jonathan Glazzard, Ann Marie Hayes, Ann Marie Mealey, Chris Rowley) Conclusion Glossary Index
Ann Marie Mealey is a senior lecturer in ethics and moral theology at Leeds Trinity University, where she is currently Academic Group Leader for theology and religious studies, hstory and plitics. She is the author of 'The Identity of Christian Morality' and other scholarly articles that relate to moral conscience, ecofeminism and bioethics. Ann Marie is a member of the leadership team of Leeds Citizens, the Justice and Peace Commission in the Diocese of Leeds and the CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) Theological Reference Group in the United Kingdom. Pam Jarvis is a chartered psychologist and a historian. Her key research focus is the well-being of children, young people and their families, and the development of social policy to support this. She has numerous publications and is currently Reader in childhood, youth and education at Leeds Trinity University. She is an active campaigner for 'developmentally informed' policy and practice, frequently blogging in The Huffington Post on this topic. Jan Fook is currently Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy at Leeds Trinity University. She has worked in Australia, Canada and the UK and has held several chairs, including at the University of Southampton and Royal Holloway, University of London. She has published twelve books and over 100 book chapters and articles, mostly in the area of critical social work and critical reflection. Jonathan Doherty is a lecturer in teacher education, where he teaches professional studies to pre-service teachers. Previously he has worked as an educational adviser, consultant and as a senior manager in two HEIs. His research is in the areas of educational disadvantage, inclusion and school improvement and he has published extensively in these areas.
'This monograph is particularly timely in the current environment in which the concept of citizenship is the subject of increasing political and ideological conflict and contention. Its well-written essays provide valuable insights about the common and diverse interpretations of social justice expressed by various cultures and faiths. They also make important contributions to our understanding of the implications of social justice for policy and practice by demonstrating how the concept could be applied to such varied fields as education, sports, and children and family services.' - Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, University of Marylandã