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Prayer for the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio in 2017, and uses words and phrases from Pope Paul VI’s seminal encyclical originally published on March 26, 1967. Copyright © ...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

Reflection: CST and SDGs: Climate Action , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Both the Sustainable Development Goals and Catholic social teaching stress the importance of caring for the natural environment and ending human-caused climate change. In addition to the reflection, t...more

Art Activism: Connecting Art and Social Justice , by: Irene Koo

This comprehensive resource highlights historic movements that used art to create social change, identifies current social justice art movements, provides reflection questions and a prayer, and conclu...more

Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service includes excerpts from Dr. King’s famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and includes reflection questions after each reading. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a pro...more

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Call to Carry the Gospel of Freedom , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This three-page litany includes quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. and calls on each of us to be nonviolent agents of change in today’s world. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of...more

Prayer for Holy Thursday (English and Spanish) , by: Dr. Megan McKenna

Creative Voice Dr. Megan McKenna echoes the humility and gratitude celebrated on Holy Thursday with this prayer. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Earth Day Prayer, 2017 , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Inspired by the 2017 Earth Day theme, “Environmental and Climate Literacy,” this prayer calls us to an ecological conversion rooted in respect and knowledge of our complex and sacred common home. ...more

Peace to Our Earth , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer for the natural environment is based on the line from Pope Francis’s 2013 Lenten Message, “Peace to our earth.” Copyright © 2013-2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of ...more

And They Danced Before the Lord , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

International Dance Day is celebrated annually on April 29. This prayer recalls dancing in Scripture and celebrates the harmony that dancing brings to both body and soul.  Copyright © 2017, Educ...more

Arts and Justice Prayer , by: Irene Koo

In celebration of the arts, we pray that, out of art, we might create a more just and beautiful world. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...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

The Making of the Community of Beloved Disciples , by: Dr. Megan McKenna

Creative Voice Dr. Megan McKenna, renowned theologian and storyteller, draws upon scripture, oral tradition, and Catholic social teaching (CST) for EFJ's 2017 Lenten Reflections. For each week of Lent...more

Blessed Óscar Romero: A Life Remembered , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection is based on the words of Blessed Óscar Arnulfo Romero. To view the reflection, click here: http://bit.ly/2kTLLia. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Cente...more