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...

I love being a police officer, but we need reform

by Melvin Russell

Melvin Russell is a preacher and a police officer who has spent many years living and working in Baltimore. In his Ted talk, he discusses the culture and relationship police have with the residents of the city, and explores how a society can try and mend its broken relationships and trust.

“Community and policing: we've all lost that precious gift, and I call it relational equity. We've lost it with one another. It's not somebody else's fault -- it's all of our fault. We all take responsibility in this. But I say this: it's not too late for all of us to build our cities and nation to make it great again.”

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: