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Celebrating Thanksgiving with Lidia Bastianich , by: Lidia Bastianich

Once again, Lidia shares recipes for Thanksgiving! She invites us to gather together at the table and enjoy good food, family, and friends. Through food, we can nourish our bodies, come together as a ...more

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis: First World Day of the Poor , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic photo reflection uses quotes from Pope Francis’s message for November 19, the First World Day of the Poor. To view the reflection, click here: Copyright © 2017,...more

CST and SDGs: Clean Water and Sanitation , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Access to water and sanitation are fundamental human rights. This reflection identifies Catholic social teaching on the rights to water and to sanitation and provides faith in action, reflection quest...more

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

From the beginning of the modern Catholic social thought in 1891, popes have cautioned that growing consumerism has been a threat to Human Dignity, Solidarity, the Option for the Poor, the Common Good...more

World Day of the Poor: Encountering the Poor as a Way of Life

Pray with Pope Francis as he invites us to encounter the poor in their full dignity. We are called to learn from the poor how to practice the essence of the Gospel in our lives. Copyright © 2017, Edu...more

Signs of Our Times: Bringing Comfort and Relief to the Suffering People of Our World , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This litany remembers all who are torn away from their homes and their families by war, violence, greed, and natural disasters. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern...more

Litany for Puerto Rico , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Let us pray for all those in Puerto Rico who continue to suffer from the effects of Hurricane Maria, and who wait for us to respond to them with solidarity.  Copyright © 2017, Education for Just...more

Transgender Day of Remembrance , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. With this prayer, we remember our transgender sisters and brothers a...more

Prayer for Children , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

We pray for children all around the world, children who can play in even dire circumstances, and some who cannot play, because of hunger, illness, violence, or political conflict; they are all sacred ...more

A Blessing and A Challenge to Us: In Memory of Fr. Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., and Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This month, we remember the deaths and celebrate the lives of two of the Jesuit priest killed in El Salvador in 1989 because they raised their voices for justice. ...more

Film Discussion Guide: AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This discussion guide invites us to reflect on the importance of Standing Rock to Native peoples and the model they offer of dignified nonviolence. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project ...more

Film Discussion Guide: The Sultan and the Saint , by: Joe Nangle, O.F.M., and Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This film tells the true story of the friendship between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malek al-Kamil. Through their interaction, we see that interfaith dialogue can work to foster understanding am...more

Native American & Thanksgiving Toolbox

This collection of revised resources celebrates the season of the harvest and Native American Heritage Month. The toolbox includes prayers, reflections on Native American history and contemporary jus...more

Monthly Calendar: November 2017: Fostering a Culture of Peace: Living Simply , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of November 2017: Fostering a Culture of Peace: Living Simply. Copyright © 2017, Education for Ju...more

Fostering a Culture of Peace through Dialogue , by: Katie Busch

Teaching is a journey, like the journey toward Emmaus, and the spirituality of this vocation requires sensitivity and attention as teachers accompany their students toward knowledge and wisdom.  ...more

Pope Francis: A World Without Nuclear Weapons , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

Pope Francis has called the global community to “commit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons.” To view the artistic reflection based on Pope Francis’ words, click here:

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

Five recent Popes have forcefully spoken out on the nuclear buildup for the last fifty years; this recourse reviews their concerns and focuses on Pope Francis’ most recent in-depth response. Copyrig...more