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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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Education for Justice 2017-2018 Justice and Peace Calendar , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

EFJ's annual Justice and Peace Calendar is filled with dates and resources for the upcoming August 2017 to July 2018 year. Links to the latest EFJ resources are included! Copyright © 2017, Education ...more

Introduction to the Pastoral Circle

This video introduces the four moments of the Pastoral Circle: experience, analysis, reflection, and action. The Pastoral Circle is an invaluable tool to respond to the challenges in our community, in...more

Film Discussion Guide: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

The HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is based on Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 book of the same title about the life of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cancer cells revolutionized medical scienc...more

Monthly Calendar: August 2017: Fostering a Culture of Peace: Embracing the Themes of Catholic Social Thought , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of August 2017: Fostering a Culture of Peace: Embracing the Themes of Catholic Social Thought. Cop...more

Film Discussion Guide: I Am Jane Doe , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

I Am Jane Doe discloses the hidden truth about Backpage.com, an online classified website that, along with information about bikes for sale and apartments for rent, runs a thriving internet-enabled si...more

Monthly Calendar: July 2017: Fostering a Culture of Peace: Kinship , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of July 2017: Fostering a Culture of Peace: Kinship. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a p...more