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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

Advertising Through a Social Justice Lens , by: Orlando Burgos Pimentel

Creative Voice Orlando Burgos Pimentel discusses effective advertising campaigns, from environmentalism to social justice, and the relationship between advertisements and Catholic social tradition. An...more

Pope Francis’s 2018 Lenten Message

This reflection is based on the text of Pope Francis’s 2018 Lenten Message. To view the reflection, click here: Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center o...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 Gun Violence , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

Fr. Fred Kammer looks at Catholic social teaching and gun violence in this resource, which has timely questions for reflection, a prayer, and action suggestions.  Copyright © 2018, Education for...more

Earth Day 2018 , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This short resource reflects on the theme of Earth Day 2018, connects this theme to Pope Francis’s concerns for Creation, and offers suggestions for action and an Earth Day prayer. EFJ’s 2015 reso...more

Restoring Balance to Our Common Home , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This litany invites us to work on a right balance between human and planetary needs and to work together to restore balance to the planet we all call home. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a ...more

Helen Prejean, C.S.J.: Hope Alive in Our Hearts , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., is a model for us, as this prayer service indicates, in the qualities she has displayed for decades: compassion, courage to speak out, concern and respect for everyone to...more

Prayer in Honor of Fr. Bill Ryan, S.J. , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Father Bill Ryan, S.J., the first director of the Center of Concern, is celebrated in this prayer recalling his faith, wisdom, and the many contributions he made to solidarity, the common good and jus...more

Prayer for World Health , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

As we celebrate World Health Day on April 7, let us pray to follow Christ the Healer, who displayed compassion and care for all who were suffering, especially those at the margins. Copyright © 2018, ...more

Prayer for Tax Time , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

As we approach tax time, let us pray to remember that taxes are a contribution to the common good, and we that have the responsibility to advocate for just distribution of the taxes our government tak...more

Prayer for Those Participating in the Day of Silence , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer for the Day of Silence asks that students’ silences will speak to the hearts of their peers, guiding them to conversion, so they may end fear and extend welcome to all their classmates. ...more

Film Discussion Guide: The National Parks: America’s Best Idea , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

As we celebrate God’s Creation on Earth Day, this film guide for Ken Burn’s National Parks series offers reflection questions on the beautifully photographed documentary, whose visuals inspire gra...more

Monthly Calendar: April 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace by Caring for Creation , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of March 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace by Caring for Creation. Copyright © 2018, Education f...more

One Woman’s Courage to Break the Silence Surrounding Violence against Women , by: Catherine Teresa Harris

This interview with Catherine Teresa Harris, One Woman’s Courage to Break the Silence Surrounding Violence against Women, provides moving first-person testimony from a brave woman who has been on a ...more

A Journey of Healing and Reconciliation Through Restorative Justice , by: Catholic Mobilizing Network

Education for Justice's 2018 Lenten Reflections are offered by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, a national Catholic organization working to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice. These...more

Light a Candle , by: Anna Misleh and Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This reflection, accompanied by music from Mary Louise Bringle and Lori True, holds up the light and power that women bring to our world. To view the reflection, click here: ...more