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Media, Faith, Culture

It is important to recognize that popular culture shapes us, as well as reflects our values. Examining our culture can be a very effective means of calling attention to critical issues in this society and in the global community, issues that are related to justice and peace for all.

This section explores popular culture in light of Catholic Social Teaching through resources with questions for reflection and discussion. We invite your suggestions and your contributions.

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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:

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

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

Film Discussion Guide: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power , by: Anna Misleh and Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power is Al Gore’s second film about the urgency of addressing climate change. This film discussion guide is a tool to #BeInconvenient and a call our political leade...more

Film Discussion Guide: Winfrey and Wiesel: Auschwitz , by: Isabella Luque

Today, we must remember again what happened in Nazi Germany. In 2005, renown author and human rights advocate Elie Wiesel returned to the Auschwitz concentration camp where he was imprisoned as a teen...more