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A Story of Faith For Times Like These , by: Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas

This sermon by Creative Voice Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas explores the story of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar in the Gospel of Mark, and its connection to the unsettling and frightening times we live ...more

The Qur’an and The Bible: A Common Word , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

In our current climate of hostility towards Muslims, this artistic reflection uses quotes from the Qur’an and the Bible to highlight the commonality between Islam and Christianity. To view the refle...more

CST and SDGs: Work and Dignity , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This reflection looks at the teachings of Popes Leo XIII, John Paul II, and Francis on work, and connects these teachings to the UN Sustainable Develop Goal related to decent work. Copyright © 2017, ...more

From Rerum Novarum to the Modern World: On the Conditions of Labor Today , by: Irene Koo

This reflection gives a history of Catholic social teaching on worker justice, identifies current issues pertaining to labor and workers’ rights, and provides reflection questions and other resource...more

The Feast of the Visitation: Immigrant Journeys , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

The young, pregnant Mary took risk to visit her cousin, and soon took greater risk with her husband and newborn child, becoming refugees in order to protect the son of God. We mark this feast by learn...more

An Overview of Church Teaching on Healthcare , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This resource provides a synthesis of Catholic social teaching on healthcare and includes a timeline, links for other resources, and a prayer for healthcare reform. Copyright © 2009-2017, Education f...more

Naomi Klein: There Can Be No Justice Without Addressing Climate Change , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service is based on the words of Naomi Klein, Canadian author, journalist, and film maker, known for her climate justice activism and analyses of globalization, neoliberalism, and capitali...more

Signs of Our Times: Lifting Up a Hurting World , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This litany holds up all those who are suffering in our world today, from those who die from exposure to pesticides to the millions of families who are displaced due to violence and war. Copyright © ...more

Rebecca Maskia Katsuva: Turning Suffering Into Action , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

“Mama Masika” committed her entire life to protecting and raising awareness of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This litany calls us to learn from Mama Masika’s coura...more

One With the Suffering People of Syria , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

We pray for an end to the war in Syria and ask God to give comfort and strength to our sisters and brothers who have suffered for too long. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Cente...more

Asian-American Heritage Month , by: Irene Koo

This prayer celebrates and honors the Asian Pacific culture in the United States during the month of May. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Prayer for Women Workers , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer asks blessings on all women workers and for solidarity among all women workers. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Prayer to Mary for Immigrant Children on the Feast of the Visitation , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer remembers the journeys of Mary and immigrant children, and asks Mary to guide the Church’s efforts to reform immigration policy. Copyright © 2013-2017, Education for Justice, a project ...more

Film Discussion Guide: How Capitalism is Killing Itself , by: Irene Koo

How Capitalism is Killing Itself is a powerful documentary addressing issues of inequality and exploitation under our current capitalist system. Connections to CST, reflection questions, and a direct ...more

Thank You Cards for Workers , by: Anna Misleh

Give these thank you cards to custodial workers, baristas, restaurant workers, or hotel staff to honor their labor and build solidarity.     Instructions: 1. Print the card on cardstock or o...more

Dignity of Work Toolbox

This toolbox is a compilation of resources pertaining to the CST theme of the dignity of work and the rights of workers. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Monthly Calendar: May 2017: Creating a Just Economy , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of May 2017: Creating a Just Economy. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Cente...more