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A True Encounter with the Poor: Quotes on Poverty by Pope Francis , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This video uses quotes from Pope Francis on the issue of global poverty. To view the artistic reflection, click here: http://bit.ly/2O6pp8Y. Quotes and citations used in this video are listed in the a...more

Video: And St. Francis Preached to the Birds , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This video puts the lines of the prayer “And St. Francis Preached to the Birds” to music for an easy-to-use resource to start a parish meeting, youth group event, service trip, or religion class. ...more

Catholic Social Thought and Politics , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

Fr. Fred Kammer reflects on the very relevant connection between Catholic social thought and politics in this timely resource. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern....more

Living CST: Jimmy Carter , by: Anna Misleh

This prayer service reminds us of the faith that has moved U.S. President Jimmy Carter to dedicate himself to human rights, global healthcare, and peace for many decades and that continues to motivate...more

Prayer that All May Find a Home , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

As we mark World Homeless Day (October 10) and World Habitat Day (October 1), let us pray for those who do not have decent housing and the security of a home. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice,...more

Prayer in a Time of Crises , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

At this time of crisis in the Church and crisis in our country, we are called to pray for discernment and hope as we struggle to find a way forward. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project...more

Film Discussion Guide: Poverty, Inc. , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This film discussion guide helps us discern what actually helps those in poverty and what current programs, policies, and systems may be well-meaning but do not create long-term change. Copyright © 2...more

Rejoice and Be Glad: Praying the Rosary for Global Social Justice , by: Anna Misleh

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary are a way to reflect on bringing Catholic social teaching into our daily lives. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Child Marriage Quiz , by: Kristine Baekgaard

This short 11-question quiz on child marriage is a useful activity to open up a discussion on this important topic. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Child Marriage , by: Kristine Baekgaard

This fact sheet defines child marriage, looks at its implications for human flourishing, and provides discussion questions rooted in Catholic social tradition. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice...more

Encyclical Outlines

These reformatted resources outline key Catholic social tradition documents.   Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of Labor), Pope Leo XIII, 1891  Quadragesimo Anno (The Reconstruction of the S...more

Catholic Social Thought and Voting , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

Father Fred Kammer lays out key teachings on voting and political engagement. Reflection questions, faith in action, and a prayer are also included. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project...more

CST Themes: The Signs of the Times , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

A new monthly resource, “CST Themes: The Signs of the Times,” reviews both some recent challenges to social justice and recent signs of hope and connects these to themes of Catholic social teachin...more

In Our Times (Psalm 4) , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer calls on the divine wisdom of Sophia to guide us in our response to the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Monthly Calendar: September 2018: Voices for Peace , by: Kristine Baekgaard and Kyle Mistretta

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of September 2018: Rejoice and Be Glad: Voices for Peace. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice...more

Video: Living Holiness Today , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This video puts the lines of the prayer “Living Holiness Today” to music for an easy-to-use resource to start a parish meeting, youth group event, service trip, or religion class. To view the reso...more

Video: May We Speak of Peace , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This video puts the lines of the prayer “May We Speak of Peace” to music for an easy-to-use resource to start a parish meeting, youth group event, service trip, or religion class. To view the reso...more