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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

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 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

Earth Day 2018 , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This short resource reflects on the theme of Earth Day 2018, connects this theme to Pope Francis’s concerns for Creation, and offers suggestions for action and an Earth Day prayer. EFJ’s 2015 reso...more

Women in Solidarity for the Common Good , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

The reflection on Women in Solidarity for the Common Good explores how values of Catholic social teaching are reflected in recent women’s joint efforts to create a more just culture for all women, m...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
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