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No Is Not Enough! Reflections on a Lifestyle of Resistance , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

In this reflection, Fr. Fred Kammer reminds us that resistance means saying “yes” to life as well as saying “no” to anything that devalues the human person. Copyright © 2018, Education for Ju...more

Forced Organ Harvesting and Falun Gong , by: Kristine Baekgaard and Kyle Mistretta

This resource offers an insight into the cold genocide currently being carried out against Falun Gong practitioners in China. Despite official claims from the Chinese government, this resource discuss...more

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

In this resource, Fr. Fred Kammer reflects on civil and church discourse during a time of political division. He reminds us of the importance of working towards justice and voicing our disagreements w...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

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

We are called by the Church’s social teachings to become prophetic witnesses; this resource offers reflections on what this call means and how it is embodied today. Copyright © 2018, Education for ...more

The Catonsville Nine: A Call to Harmonize Faith and Action

On May 17, 2018, the peace community will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Catonsville Action. This reflection explores the action of the nine Catholic activists who engaged with the principles...more

Catholic Social Tradition, the Environment, and the Option for the Poor , by: Katherine Feely, S.N.D.

This reflection discusses environmental ethics and the option for the poor and vulnerable within Catholic social tradition and identifies key Church documents that addressed the environmental concerns...more

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

Fr. Fred Kammer looks at Catholic social teaching and gun violence in this resource, which has timely questions for reflection, a prayer, and action suggestions.  Copyright © 2018, Education for...more
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