Globalization has generated heated debate: to some it stands for a new era of communication, interconnection, and greater economic efficiency. For others, it implies dislocation, marginalization, and the loss of local identity. This volume assesses globalization and the capacity of Catholic social teaching to guide and reform it.
John Coleman, a Jesuit priest, is professor of social justice at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, California.
William Ryan, a Jesuit priest, is founding director of the Center of Concern, Washington, D.C.