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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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The Qur’an and The Bible: A Common Word , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

In our current climate of hostility towards Muslims, this artistic reflection uses quotes from the Qur’an and the Bible to highlight the commonality between Islam and Christianity. To view the refle...more

Film Discussion Guide: How Capitalism is Killing Itself , by: Irene Koo

How Capitalism is Killing Itself is a powerful documentary addressing issues of inequality and exploitation under our current capitalist system. Connections to CST, reflection questions, and a direct ...more

Monthly Calendar: May 2017: Creating a Just Economy , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of May 2017: Creating a Just Economy. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Cente...more

Pope Francis’s 2017 Lenten Message , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection is based on the text of Pope Francis’s 2017 Lenten Message:  “The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift.” Pope Francis focuses his Lenten message on the story of...more

Film Discussion Guide: Hidden Figures , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Hidden Figures tells the remarkable story of three African American women who played a significant role in the NASA launch of John Glenn, the first person to orbit the earth. This resource includes a ...more

Monthly Calendar: April 2017: Creating and Sustaining Life , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of April 2017: Creating and Sustaining Life. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project o...more