Spirituality and Social Justice

Spirit in the Political Quest for a Just World

By Norma Jean Profitt, Cyndy Baskin


Filling the gap in literature on spirituality and social work, this textbook is uniquely dedicated to connecting faith and social justice in various social work contexts. Contributors offer a diverse range of research and experience that place spirituality at the heart of social workers’ pursuit of equality and fairness. Five sections contextualize belief in areas of environmentalism, ethics, politics, resistance, and social work education.

Throughout the book, students gain access to pertinent topics, such as decolonization, artistic practice, mindfulness, feminism, political activism, and eco-justice, through a wide range of national and international cultural practices, including Islam, Quechua, Wicca, and Indigenous spiritualities. Students in social work, sociology, community nursing, counselling, and education who study the relationship between spirituality, social justice, and social work will benefit from this text.


  • each chapter begins with a chapter summary and discussion questions and ends with a glossary
  • includes various spiritual and religious perspectives on social justice
  • draws on spiritual practices, lived experiences, research, and literature


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