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A Call to Organizing and Activism: Learning From the Tree of Subsidiarity , by: Anthony Giancatarino

Creative Voice Anthony Giancatarino offers a personal reflection on how to overcome the fatigue of community organizing through subsidiarity. He suggests that instead of “doing something for others,...more

Pope Francis’s 2018 World Day of Peace Message , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic photo reflection uses quotes from Pope Francis’s 2018 World Day of Peace message. To view the reflection, click here: http://bit.ly/2jlRdJr. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a...more

Pope Francis: World Day of Peace Message, 2018 , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This resource builds on Pope Francis’s World Day of Peace Message for 2018. He calls the world to a new way of seeing immigrants, migrants, and refugees; the Pope challenges us all to practice hope ...more

Pope Francis on Sustainable Urban Communities, Encounter, and Solidarity , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Pope Francis reminds us that we cannot simply work for the environment in our communities without concern for “the cry of the poor.” He believes all is interconnected and we must hear “both the ...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. Introduction Refugees, Human Trafficking, and the Principle of Life and Dig...more

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

Father Fred Kammer discusses the development of the Church’s perspective on war; Pope Francis’s latest pronouncements on nuclear weapons and war are included. Copyright © 2017, Education for Just...more

Visions and Hopes for a New Year, 2018 , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This annual journaling activity calls for reflection based in gratitude and hope for the flourishing of the global community. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

In Memory of Vann Nath, Cambodian Painter and S-21 Survivor , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This resource explores the journey of a Cambodian painter who used his art to expose the injustices and sufferings imposed on so many by a corrupt regime; as a genocide survivor, Vann Nath helps us to...more

Religious Freedom: A Civil Right Rooted in Human Dignity , by: Anna Misleh

Based on the declaration on religious freedom from Pope Paul VI, this litany helps us reflect on the meaning of respect for all religions and challenges us to reflect on the many questions related to ...more

Thomas Merton on Love, Peace, Hope, and Joy , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer service is based on the words of Thomas Merton, whose deepening sense of love for God led him to a dedicated concern for peace and justice and to a celebration of God’s Creation.  C...more

Signs of Our Times: Being Lightbearers of Hope in Today’s World , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This month’s litany invites us to be lightbearers of hope to all who suffer injustice in today’s world.  Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

With Gratitude for Community Organizers and Community Builders , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

We pray in gratitude for community organizers and community workers who believe in the extraordinary potential of “ordinary” people whose voices must be heard and respected. Copyright © 2017, Edu...more

Film Discussion Guide: Refugee Republic , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Refugee Republic is an interactive online documentary that explores daily life in a Syrian refugee camp, showing not only the negative but also human dignity, resourcefulness, and creativity of refuge...more

Monthly Calendar: January 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through Our Communities , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of January 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through Our Communities. Copyright © 2017, Educatio...more

Lights, Camera, Advent! , by: Angel Mortel

In many ways, Advent unfolds as a film would. Creative Voice and former EFJ intern, Angel Mortel, works with Brave New Films producing social justice documentaries. “We go through Advent with the sa...more

Pope Francis’s 2016 Urbi et Orbi Christmas Message , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic photo reflection uses quotes from Pope Francis’s Urbi et Orbi message for Christmas. To view the reflection, click here: http://bit.ly/2zcGeKR. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice...more

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

In this reflection, Fr. Fred Kammer offers some focused advice on discerning the best strategies for advocacy work. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more