Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)

Resources and Library

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Whether you're looking for information on specific social justice issues for a research paper or your own personal growth, CCSJ is happy to supply resources to aid in your search. You are welcome to stop by and browse our library, which is stocked with books on current social issues that may be borrowed for up to three weeks.


The spotlight book of the week is...

Prayers for a Thousand Years 

Edited by Elizabeth Roberts & Elias Amidon

As we approach the conclusion of the semester, Prayers for a Thousand Years offers wisdom as we take time to reflect. One in a series of books in our library which are composed of prayers, poems, and meditations from across the ages and around the world, Prayers for a Thousand Years is a compilation of thoughts from hundreds of authors, poets, and thinkers on subjects like peace, hope, the earth and unity.

   Rain fell today

   and somewhere lotus flowers are blossoming.

   So are we.

   Defying the impossible

               in the shelter and warmth of each other’s hearts,

   extending the night, caressing the stars,

   And knowing each other’s hearts

               is our human bliss.

- Jarvis Jay Masters

Death Row, San Quentin

We have also collected articles, videos, and pictures on social justice topics for your use! Click on the following links to access these databases:

  • Hunger and Homelessness Database 

In addition, we have collected the following useful resources: