History of the Blueprint for Social Justice

The Blueprint for Social Justice was started by Fr. Louis J. Twomey in 1948 as Christ’s Blueprint for the South and was circulated around the world to Jesuits and Jesuit seminarians as one of the principal guides for Social (Justice) Formation and Social (Justice) Apostolate. As is the usual case with social justice publications, the Blueprint has struggled with funding but has survived for over 60 years now with a brief interruption during the months following Katrina when some of the Center’s printing equipments were damaged.

Currently, Blueprint for Social Justice focuses on faith leading to social justice, reverence for diverse cultures, and inter-religious dialogue. With such a "platform", Blueprint has a challenging mandate for the future that is rooted in the tradition of its founder, Fr. Twomey.

Chapters in Blueprint’s History