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Creating Concerned Citizens of the Planet Earth , by: Margaret Swedish

Creative Voice Margaret Swedish (author, activist, and founder of the “Spirituality and Ecological Hope” project at the Center for New Creation) thoughtfully reveals the richness in the meaning of...more

Voices that Challenge: A Journey Toward Mercy , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection is based on the song Voices that Challenge by David Haas: Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Toolbox: Election

We hope that you will use this collection of resources, both new and revised, to help guide discussion and discernment in the weeks leading up to the election. The following resources are included: &n...more

CST and the SDGs: Ending Extreme Hunger , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

From the perspective of Catholic social thought, this resource reviews the UN's Sustainable Development Goal to end hunger by 2030 through international cooperation to meet specific targets. Copyright...more

Themes from Pope Francis’s 2015 Trip to the United States , by: Anna Misleh

This reflection categorizes quotes from Pope Francis’s trip to the United States by various themes found in Catholic social tradition. Reflection questions are included. Copyright © 2016, Education...more

Nonviolence: A Language of Love (International Day of Nonviolence) , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service, commemorating International Day of Nonviolence (October 2nd), reminds us that the language of the Gospels is one of love. Jesus chose to express this love through nonviolence, giv...more

Love Without Limits: World Mission Day , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This resource calls everyone to be a missionary and a witness of mercy. The following mantra is repeated throughout this service: “Mary, model of missionaries, inspire us to embrace the mercy and co...more

Concerned Citizenship , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer challenges us to pay attention to the sign of the times and to respond with discernment, supported by God's grace.  Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Co...more

Prayer for the Elections , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

“In this time of rage and reaction, of compassion and contempt, of fervor and furor, we pray we find some way of mending our broken family.” Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of ...more

Prayer After the Elections

After the polls are closed, this prayer asks God to guide those who were elected, that they may promote the common good and seek solidarity with all people around the world. Copyright © 2016, Educati...more

Prayer for World Food Day , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

October 16 is World Food Day; this year the theme echoes Pope Francis's reminder that climate change and feeding the hungry are very much connected.   Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a ...more

Prayer of Ministry , by: St. Pierre Favre, S.J.

This prayer by St. Pierre Favre, S.J., calls on God to guide those called to be ministers to those who are suffering, both in soul and in body. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of C...more

Teach Me Your Way , by: Pedro Arrupe, S.J.

We pray with Pedro Arrupe, Center of Concern’s co-founder, that God can convert our hearts by meeting Christ in all those we encounter throughout our lives. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice,...more

Monthly Calendar: By Practicing Peace We Become Better Citizens of the World (October 2016) , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of October 2016: Creating Concerned Citizens. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project ...more

Film Discussion Guide: 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This gripping documentary is based on the true story of Jordan Davis, a young black teenager who was shot at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. This film discussion guide includes a summary, conn...more

Transforming Catholic Social Teaching from Mere Platitudes into “A Revolution of Tenderness” , by: Christopher Hale

Creative Voice Christopher Hale connects Catholic social teaching and American politics by reminding us that “the source and summit of who we are and who long to be [is] Jesus Christ.” This timely...more

The Pastoral Circle , by: Anna Misleh

The four moments of the Pastoral Circle form the bedrock for Christian and other faith traditions around the world in responding to the challenges of communities, nations, and the world. This activity...more