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EFJ Peace and Justice Calendar 2021-2022

Calendar
EFJ’s annual Peace and Justice Calendar is filled with notable dates for the 2021-2022 academic year. Links to EFJ resources are included to help you celebrate and remember individuals and social...

Guided Visual Prayer: The Incarnation in Everyday Life

Prayer
This interactive prayer experience invites participants to use a pen and piece of paper to pray through drawing and journaling. This guided meditation provides space to reflect where you experience...

Catholic Social Thought and Conversion

Reflection
We are called to conversion not only at Baptism and Confirmation, but throughout our lives. In this resource, Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J., invites us to reflect on conversion as “a change of...

Encyclical Outlines

Toolbox
These reformatted resources outline key Catholic social tradition documents. Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of Labor), Pope Leo XIII, 1891 Quadragesimo Anno (The Reconstruction of the Social...
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Creative Voice: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World

Creative Voice
This artistic reflection invites us to reflect on the words of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, which are meant “to unsettle...
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Human Rights Through the Principles of Catholic Social Thought

Unit
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...
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Catholic Social Thought and Art

Reflection
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...
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Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad)

Reflection
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.  
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Catholic Social Thought and Prophetic Witness

Reflection
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.  

Catholic Social Thought and Advocacy

In this reflection, Fr. Fred Kammer offers some focused advice on discerning the best strategies for advocacy work.

Catholic Social Thought and Taxes

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.

CST and SDGs: Affordable and Clean Energy

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.