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 Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

by Rev. James Martin.

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by Rev. James Martin is a compilation of hilarious stories and anecdotes from the inspiring lives of a wide range of Jesuits to help us live out the Ignatian goal of “finding God in all things.” Many of us know that the teachings of St. Ignatius himself, while impactful, are often difficult to understand in the context of our modern world. Rev. Martin takes these insights and translates them for a contemporary audience. According to Ron Hansen’s review, “The spiritual genius of St. Ignatius Loyola is made accessible and useful, allowing even the most skeptical readers to appreciate Jesuit ways and to incorporate practices that are guaranteed to improve their lives.” If you are trying to live a more authentic life, but need a little guidance, this is the book for you!

Excerpt: “In Ignatian spirituality there is nothing that you have to put in a box and hide. Nothing has to be feared. Nothing has to be hidden away. Everything can be opened up.”

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: