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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

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

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

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

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 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

The Catonsville Nine: A Call to Harmonize Faith and Action

On May 17, 2018, the peace community will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Catonsville Action. This reflection explores the action of the nine Catholic activists who engaged with the principles...more

Catholic Social Tradition, the Environment, and the Option for the Poor , by: Katherine Feely, S.N.D.

This reflection discusses environmental ethics and the option for the poor and vulnerable within Catholic social tradition and identifies key Church documents that addressed the environmental concerns...more

Signs of Our Times: Becoming Instruments of Peace , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This litany calls us to take concrete steps toward peace in response to the injustices in our world today.  Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Catonsville Nine: Witnessing Peacemaking Through Active Nonviolence , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

Inspired by the action of the Catonsville Nine, we are called to witness peacemaking through active nonviolence in the troubled and challenging world in which we live.   Copyright © 2018, E...more

International Conscientious Objectors Day: Remembering Those Who Resist War and Embrace Nonviolence , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

As we celebrate International Conscientious Objector Day on May 15, we remember the lives of men and women—past and present, who have resisted and continue to resist war on the grounds of freedom of...more

Prayer to Black Madonna , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

All over the world, pictures and statues of Black Madonnas draw people to Mary’s compassion; this prayer honors the Mother who calls everyone “my child.” Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice...more

Prayer for Conscientious Objectors , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

In this prayer we remember those who are guided by their consciences to take a stand against war.  Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Prayer for Peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo , by: Pope Francis

Pope Francis continues to call us to sow seeds of peace in the lands of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in all lands devastated by war Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a...more

Prayer for Centering Concern , by: Lester A. Myers

This prayer calls us to reflect on how we can be present through the Pastoral Circle to those suffering from injustice; we are called to be contemplatives in action for justice and peace. Copyright ©...more

Film Discussion Guide: Hacksaw Ridge , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

As we celebrate International Conscientious Objector Day on May 15, we remember the life of conscientious objector, Private Desmond T. Doss, who vowed to remain faithful to the commandment, “Thou sh...more