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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

CST and SDGs: Affordable and Clean Energy , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

As Pope Francis has declared, we must move from fossil fuels to clean energy, ensuring that those in poverty have access to clean and sustainable energy for authentic human development. Copyright © 2...more

Majora Carter: Addressing Poverty through Environmental Justice and Community Restoration , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

We offer this prayer service which offers Majora Clark as model for participation in our communities through understanding the systems and structures that shape these communities; we are called to loo...more

Signs of Our Times: Being Living Signs of Hope in Times of Need , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

We invite you to use this litany to reflect on our common vocation to be living signs of hope, with deeds and with words, as a response to the darkness in our society and in the world. Copyright © 20...more

Litany for Those Who Suffer from Mental Distress , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

We pray that we may always recognize that those with mental health problems are made in the image of God and that we may always display respect as well as compassion toward them. Copyright © 2017, Ed...more

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

From the perspective of St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis, this prayer reflects on the sacred nature of every animate being in all eco-systems, all interconnected in the web of God's Creation. Co...more

Disarmament Toolbox

This toolbox includes resources, both revised and new, on the topic of disarmament and the elimination of nuclear weapons. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

World Homeless Day , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This insert focuses on the importance of home for human flourishing and offers Catholic social thought on homelessness, with specific recommendations from the US Catholic Bishops on programs that will...more

Film Discussion Guide: Step , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Step provides what Pope Francis would call a moving encounter with the staff and students at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women; their daily struggles, their determination, their hope, an...more

Monthly Calendar: October 2017: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through Dialogue , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of October 2017: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through Dialogue. Copyright © 2017, Education for J...more

Fostering a Culture of Peace: Embracing the “Us” , by: Meghan Clark, Ph.D.

Creative Voice Meghan Clark, Ph.D., writes, “Fostering a culture of peace necessarily begins with embracing our one human family, embracing the us.” This reflection on global solidarity leads us t...more

A Place Called Home , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This photo reflection is accompanied by the song A Place Called Home, performed by David Haas, Marty Haugen, and Michael Joncas. To view the artistic reflection, click here: Cop...more

CST and SDGs: Life On Land , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This reflection focuses on Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development Goals: to conserve and restore the use of ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, drylands, and mountains. Reflection questions, steps f...more

Paulo Freire: A Capacity to Love Through Social Justice , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

Paulo Freire reminds us that to live out our vocation to become more fully human, we must engage in creative discernment and ongoing reflection on the importance of dialogue, community, and the common...more

Signs of Our Times: Working to Change Hearts and Build Peace , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This litany recalls recent situations that we hold up in prayer, asking God to help us carry out our responsibility to be present to the signs of our times and to respond as compassionate people of fa...more