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Prayer for Families at the Border , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

We pray to end the tragic, terrible nightmare of children ripped from their parents embrace at the U.S./Mexico border. Copyright © 2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

2018 Summer Reading from Center of Concern

These recommendations for summer reading are organized by social justice issues in the U.S.; social justice issues around the world; and novels, biographies, and memoirs. These works are connected to ...more

Monthly Calendar: July 2018: Voices for Social Justice , by: Anna Misleh

This month’s calendar offers daily reflections and actions to celebrate EFJ’s theme for the month of July 2018: Rejoice and Be Glad: Voices for Social Justice. Copyright © 2018, Education for Jus...more

Prayer for Gaza , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer laments the ongoing conflict and bloodshed between Israelis and Palestinians and petitions the international community to bring an end to this violence. Copyright © 2018, Education for Ju...more

Crossing Borders and Bridging Gaps Through Art , by: Elshafei Dafalla

Creative Voice Elshafei Dafalla shares how his vocation as an artist helps the marginalized in our global community, especially refugees and torture survivors. An interview with Elshafei and an activi...more

On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection invites us to reflect on the words of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, which are meant “to unsettle ...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. Copyright © 2017-2018, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concer...more

Catholic Social Thought and Art , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Catholic social teaching has reminded the Church that art and beauty reveal the possibilities of human creativity and that art is necessary for the human spirit to flourish. This reflection includes q...more

Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad) , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This resource provides context for reflection on Pope Francis's latest apostolic exhortation and offers a summary of its main sections. Discussion questions and a prayer are also included. ...more

For Artists of Our Times , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

With this litany, we remember artists of our times who use their art to promote the dignity of the human person, to advocate for systemic change, and to reflect the beauty and the need of protecting o...more

Prayer for Child Laborers , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Too many young children around the world still work, often in hazardous conditions; this prayer reminds us who some of these child laborers are and why they need our advocacy and support. Copyright ©...more

Living Holiness Today , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

Pray to find holiness in daily life, encounter, and community in the spirit of Pope Francis’s latest apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). Copyright © 2018, Education f...more

Film Discussion Guide: A Wrinkle in Time , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This film is an adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s timeless children’s novel that touches on the themes of friendship, self-acceptance, love, and loss. A synopsis, discussion questions, and connec...more

Rutilio Grande: A Table for All , by: Irene Koo

Rhina Guidos’s book, Rutilio Grande: A Table for All, tells the remarkable story of Martyr Rutilio Grande, S.J., the priest who laid the foundations for a “new” Salvadoran Church, deeply influen...more

Monthly Calendar: June 2018: Fostering a Culture of Peace Through the Arts , by: Anna Misleh

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