Recommended articles in the Encyclopedia of Religion, edited by Mircea Eliade (New York: Macmillan, 1987) include Morality and Religion; Merit (Buddhist Concepts, Christian Concepts); Community, Religious Communities; Politics and Religion; Love; Conscience; Martial Arts; Buddhist Ethics; Vinaya; Samgha; Karuna, Ahimsa, Karman; Christian Ethics; Christian Social Movements; and Day, Dorothy.
Tson-khu-pa Blo-bzan-grags-pa, Ethics of Tibet, trans. Alex Wayman (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1991). Tibetan Buddhist ethical teachings.
Fred Eppsteiner, ed., The Path of Compassion: Writings of Socially Engaged Buddhism, rev. ed. (Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1988). Just what the title says.
Christopher Ives, Zen Awakening and Society (Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1992). Implications of Zen Buddhism for ethical and social practice.
Ken Jones, The Social Face of Buddhism: An Approach to Political and Social Activism (London: Wisdom Publications, 1989). Perhaps the very best overview of social activism in Buddhism available.
Winston L. King, In the Hope of Nibbana: An Essay on Theravada Buddhist Ethics (LaSalle, IL: Open Court, 1964). A classic exposition of Theravada Buddhist Ethics.
Joanna R. Macy, Dharma and Development: Religion as Resource in the Sarvodaya Selfhelp Movement, rev. ed. (West Hartford, CT; Kumarian Press, 1985). The best treatment of Sarvodaya available.
Sulak Sivaraksa, Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society (Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1992). One of the leading Buddhist spokespersons for social transformation in Southeast Asia today.
Arthur Paul Boers, On Earth as in Heaven: Justice Rooted in Spirituality (Scottsdale, PA: Herald Press, 1991). An attempt to articulate anew Mennonite Christian spirituality that is oriented to realizing social justice.
Robert Coles, Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion (Reading, MA: A Merloyd Lawrence Book/Addison Wesley, 1987). An insightful introduction to Dorothy Day's own spirituality, by someone who knew her personally.
Dorothy Day, Loaves and Fishes (New York: Harper and Row, 1963). Dorothy Day's own account of the history and the vision of the Catholic Worker.
Deane William Ferm, ed., Third World Liberation Theologies: A Primer (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1986). Just what the title says it is.
George F. Fore!!, ed., Christian Social Teachings: A Reader in Christian Social Ethics from the Bible to the Present (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg, 1966). Gives a good historical overview of Christian social ethics.
Gerald Jonas, On Doing Good: The Quaker Experiment (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971). A good introduction to the social activism of another Radical Reformation tradition.
Bill Kellerman, ed., A Keeper of the Word: Selected Writings o f William Strengfellow (Grand Rapids, Ml: Eerdmans, 1994). Strengfellow is one of the quietly influential radical Protestant social activists of this century.
Malcolm Muggeridge, Something Beautiful for God (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1971). A fine introduction to the work of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Mev Puleo, The Struggle is One: Voices and Visions of Liberation (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1994). A reader in Brazilian liberation theology that conveys almost firsthand what the struggle is like among poor and rich, rural and urban.
Rosalie Riegel Troester, Voices from the Catholic Worker (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1993). A compilation of interviews with some 208 individuals associated with the Catholic Worker.