Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Chapter 8: Solidarity Movement in Poland 1970-80s


Solidarity Movement in Poland 1970-80s

Film Focus Point: This video provides a brief overview of Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement in Poland which toppled the Soviet grip on that country.

Text Focus Point: Pages 251-252

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the relation between the Solidarity movement and the principle of solidarity?
  2. How did the solidarity of workers in Poland create a force strong enough to push out the Soviet Union from Poland? What was the importance of the assistance given from outside the country?

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