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Crossing Borders and Bridging Gaps Through Art , by: Elshafei Dafalla

Creative Voice Elshafei Dafalla shares how his vocation as an artist helps the marginalized in our global community, especially refugees and torture survivors. An interview with Elshafei and an activi...more

On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection invites us to reflect on the words of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, which are meant “to unsettle ...more

Human Rights Through the Principles of Catholic Social Thought , by: Kathleen Bonnette, Th.D.

This series of resources explores the intersection of human rights and Catholic social thought and will be updated monthly. Copyright © 2017-2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concer...more

Catholic Social Thought and Art , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Catholic social teaching has reminded the Church that art and beauty reveal the possibilities of human creativity and that art is necessary for the human spirit to flourish. This reflection includes q...more

Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad) , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This resource provides context for reflection on Pope Francis's latest apostolic exhortation and offers a summary of its main sections. Discussion questions and a prayer are also included. ...more

For Artists of Our Times , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

With this litany, we remember artists of our times who use their art to promote the dignity of the human person, to advocate for systemic change, and to reflect the beauty and the need of protecting o...more

Prayer for Child Laborers , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Too many young children around the world still work, often in hazardous conditions; this prayer reminds us who some of these child laborers are and why they need our advocacy and support. Copyright ©...more

Living Holiness Today , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

Pray to find holiness in daily life, encounter, and community in the spirit of Pope Francis’s latest apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). Copyright © 2018, Education f...more

Film Discussion Guide: A Wrinkle in Time , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This film is an adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s timeless children’s novel that touches on the themes of friendship, self-acceptance, love, and loss. A synopsis, discussion questions, and connec...more

Rutilio Grande: A Table for All , by: Irene Koo

Rhina Guidos’s book, Rutilio Grande: A Table for All, tells the remarkable story of Martyr Rutilio Grande, S.J., the priest who laid the foundations for a “new” Salvadoran Church, deeply influen...more

Monthly Calendar: June 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through the Arts , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of June 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through the Arts. Copyright © 2018, Education for Just...more

Arts Toolbox

This collection of new and revised resources celebrates all forms of art and the importance of artists in the work for global social justice. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Cen...more

El Salvador Toolbox

This collection of new and revised resources celebrates the many social justice heroes from El Salvador who have led the Church in its pursuit of social justice, human rights, and the dignity of every...more

At the Door: Prayer for the Caravan , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer reminds us that Christ is at the border door with “the least of these” who need our compassion and mercy. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Learning to Live Gospel Nonviolence , by: M.J. and Jerry Park

M.J. and Jerry Park, co-founders of the non-profit organization Little Friends for Peace, share their reflections and tools on living Gospel Nonviolence. This resource includes practical strategies fo...more

A Means of Your Peace , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection invites us to become sources of courage and joy and to be the presence of peace in our hurting world. To view this artistic reflection, click here: https://adobe.ly/2qhTXuB. C...more

Catholic Social Thought and Prophetic Witness , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

We are called by the Church’s social teachings to become prophetic witnesses; this resource offers reflections on what this call means and how it is embodied today. Copyright © 2018, Education for ...more