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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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Prayer for Peace , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This music reflection calls peace to be around us and helps us pause for a few moments of spiritual meditation. To view the reflection, click here: https://adobe.ly/2Bavc69. Copyright © 2018, Educati...more

Film Discussion Guide: Tricked , by: Anna Misleh

Tricked is a documentary based on real-life interviews with different people involved in sex trafficking; this film discussion guide offers questions guiding viewers to consider how the sin of exploit...more

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

This film discussion guide helps viewers consider race relations when Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was beginning his legal career in 1940 and what has changed, or not changed, today; the fi...more

Monthly Calendar: February 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through Diversity , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of February 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through Diversity. Copyright © 2018, Education for...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

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