See, Judge, Act is the history of the New Zealand Catholic youth movements. Combining social analysis with spiritual training, these organisations showed members how to be fully Christian and yet fully lay people. They trained hundreds of activists to become leaders at every level of New Zealand society.
Today, when the church is in crisis in many respects and struggling to find a path forward, the author raises the relevance of members’ experiences, and asks:
what is ‘spirituality’ for a lay person?
do lay people have a role in shaping church teaching?
what do the laity now need from their church?
and what does the church need from them?
This history examines the ‘See Judge Act’ method and argues for its place in the modern church.