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Environmental Threats and Issues

Film Discussion Guide: The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story , by: Anna Misleh

Chico Mendes was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader, environmentalist, and martyr. This film highlights Mendes’s work to end the destruction of the Amazonian rain forest and to organize t...more

A Modern Day Parable: The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor , by: Rhett Engelking

Creative Voice Rhett Engelking weaves together two stories that take place centuries apart. Two men, Ciero and Malchus, sit together in a small bar in the town of Belem, Brazil and share with each oth...more

Ken Saro-Wiwa: Writer, Activist & Martyr, October 10 , by: Anna Misleh

This resource provides a brief overview of the life of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian writer, environmental activist and martyr. He was known for standing up against the Shell oil company to preserve his n...more

Earth Day Reflection - April 22

This Earth Day reflection highlights the 2015 theme and includes supporting statements from the Catholic social teaching perspective. It includes a prayer for Earth Day and links to a variety of resou...more

Prayer Service for Earth Day - April 22

The prayer service for Earth Day includes readings from Scripture, Catholic social teaching documents, and Pope Francis on the environment. Included is a litany of praise to our Creator God and for th...more

Prayer for the Environmental Common Good , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This short prayer reminds us that we the air we breathe and the water we drink sustain us. We lament our role in harming our environment and call on our Creator to “move us into action to save our e...more

UN Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

EFJ provides this prayer service to commemorate the September 16, 1994 signing on the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Ozone ...more

Creative Voice: Green Classrooms: Green Learning Environment , by: Fr. Pete Henriot, S.J.

Fr. Pete Henriot, S.J., served on the team of the Center of Concern from 1971-1988. He traveled to Malawi in 2011 to assist in the establishment of the Loyola Jesuit Secondary School. Fr. Pete notes ...more

Climate Change Reports: A Call to Discipleship

Two recent reports on Climate Change confirm that God's gift of Creation is being damaged. More people are suffering and will suffer with changing weather patterns, sea rising, etc. As disciples and ...more

Earth Day 2014: Green Cities

As more than half the world's population lives in urban settings, Earth Day 2014 focuses on the development of sustainable places to live and grow. Copyright © 2014-2017, Education for Justice, a pro...more
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