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...

The Cry for Justice

Upton Sinclair

The Cry for Justice  is an anthology of “great social protest literature” which contains excerpts from essays, poems, personal correspondences, and song lyrics from a colorful cast of authors, philosophers, theologians, dissidents, and political commentators. Within its bindings, The Cry for Justice unites the words of Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Emile Zola, Karl Marx, Dante, Leo Tolstoy, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mengzi, and countless more into an accessible and moving collection of writings on all matters of justice and resistance. The Cry for Justice serves as an excellent introduction for anyone interested in a particular author who might otherwise not be able to invest themselves in reading an entire novel, essay, or article. Organized by themes, The Cry for Justice has wisdom from across the ages and often places thinkers from disparate backgrounds side by side. So look no farther than The Cry for Justice for an easily accessible collection. Whether one has weeks to read and digest, or only a few passing moments, this book serves as an excellent resource for those who desire the incisive and poetical in their reading.

An excerpt from the The Cry for Justice, drawn  from the preface to Les Miserables by Victor Hugo:

"So long as there shall exist, by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation, which, in the face of civilization, artificially creates hells on earth, and complicates a destiny that is divine, with human fatality; so long as three problems of the age-the degradation of many by poverty, the ruin of women by starvation, and the dwarfing of childhood by physical and spiritual night-are not solved; so long as in certain regions, social asphyxia shall be possible; in other words, and from a more extended point of view, so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, books like this cannot be useless."

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: