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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.   Introduction Refugees, Human Trafficking, and the Principle of Life ...more

Pope Francis: Jerusalem as an Interfaith City , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

The first day of February begins World Interfaith Harmony Week; this resource looks at the efforts of Pope Francis and the three popes before him to promote interfaith harmony in the holy city of Jeru...more

Catholic Social Thought and Racial Solidarity , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

Father Fred Kammer, S.J., continues his reflections on Catholic social teaching with this resource on CST and Racial Solidarity. Questions, suggestions for action, and a prayer are included. Copyright...more

Pope Francis: World Day of Peace Message, 2018 , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This resource builds on Pope Francis’s World Day of Peace Message for 2018. He calls the world to a new way of seeing immigrants, migrants, and refugees; the Pope challenges us all to practice hope ...more

Pope Francis on Sustainable Urban Communities, Encounter, and Solidarity , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Pope Francis reminds us that we cannot simply work for the environment in our communities without concern for “the cry of the poor.” He believes all is interconnected and we must hear “both the ...more

Catholic Social Thought and War , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

Father Fred Kammer discusses the development of the Church’s perspective on war; Pope Francis’s latest pronouncements on nuclear weapons and war are included. Copyright © 2017, Education for Just...more

Visions and Hopes for a New Year, 2018 , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This annual journaling activity calls for reflection based in gratitude and hope for the flourishing of the global community. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Catholic Social Thought and Advocacy , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

In this reflection, Fr. Fred Kammer offers some focused advice on discerning the best strategies for advocacy work. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Catholic Social Thought and Taxes , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

Fr. Kammer provides perspective on the role of taxes in light of Catholic social thought. Discussion questions, faith in action, and a prayer are included. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a ...more

CST and SDGs: Clean Water and Sanitation , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Access to water and sanitation are fundamental human rights. This reflection identifies Catholic social teaching on the rights to water and to sanitation and provides faith in action, reflection quest...more
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