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

Five recent Popes have forcefully spoken out on the nuclear buildup for the last fifty years; this recourse reviews their concerns and focuses on Pope Francis’ most recent in-depth response. Copyrig...more

CST and SDGs: Affordable and Clean Energy , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

As Pope Francis has declared, we must move from fossil fuels to clean energy, ensuring that those in poverty have access to clean and sustainable energy for authentic human development. Copyright © 2...more

CST and SDGs: Life On Land , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This reflection focuses on Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development Goals: to conserve and restore the use of ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, drylands, and mountains. Reflection questions, steps f...more

CST and SDGs: Life Below Water , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This resource discusses the threats to our world’s oceans, seas, and aquatic life and offers quotes from Pope Francis on the importance of water for human flourishing.  Copyright © 2017, Educa...more

From Pope Paul VI to Pope Francis: Respect for Other Religions , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This resource can be used to celebrate August 6th, the anniversary of Nostra Aetate, Pope Paul VI’s declaration on the relation of the Church to non-Christian religions.  Copyright © 2017, Edu...more

CST and SDGs: Gender Equality , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This resource explores the current state of gender equality in the world and the challenges that must be met for full equality. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern...more

Catholic Social Thought and Torture , by: Irene Koo and Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This resource identifies the Church’s responses to torture and offers reflection questions, a prayer, and faith in action. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Marian Wright Edelman , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This resource profiles a remarkable woman of faith, Marian Wright Edelman, who founded and sustains the Children's Defense Fund. Her birthday is June 8th. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a p...more

CST and SDGs: Work and Dignity , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This reflection looks at the teachings of Popes Leo XIII, John Paul II, and Francis on work, and connects these teachings to the UN Sustainable Develop Goal related to decent work. Copyright © 2017, ...more

From Rerum Novarum to the Modern World: On the Conditions of Labor Today , by: Irene Koo

This reflection gives a history of Catholic social teaching on worker justice, identifies current issues pertaining to labor and workers’ rights, and provides reflection questions and other resource...more
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