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Center of Concern | Fri, Dec 15, 2017

To view our Christmas greeting, click here: We are happy to share this artistic photo reflection from Education for Justice which uses quotes from Pope Francis’s 2016 Urbi et Orbi message for Christmas. To view the reflection, click here:

Education for Justice | Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Film Discussion Guide: The Sultan and the Saint

This film tells the true story of the friendship between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malek al-Kamil. Through their interaction, we see that interfaith dialogue can work to foster understanding among peoples of different faith traditions, cultures, and ethnicities.

Integral Ecology | Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Mindfulness and Thankfulness: The Ignatian Examen as a Discipline of Care for Our Common Home and One Another

"As Thanksgiving draws near, I find myself thinking about the various people and things for which I am thankful. Identifying the good and being grateful for it keeps me grounded. It keeps me from distorting the bad or wallowing in it. God might not, as Fr. Brian J. Lehane, S.J., suggests, 'want us always to be saying "thank you".' But he does want us 'to be noticing how much we are loved and cared for by Him and, in turn, respond[ing] by living a life of gratitude.' A life of gratitude. Isn’t that what Pope Francis lives, models and asks of us as well? It is not surprising that Pope Francis, formed in Ignatian tradition, approaches his ministry with a sense of gratitude." Read the rest of Kate Tromble's blog post at:

Global Women's Project | Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Report: "Violence against women migrant workers"

This report from the United Nations Secretary General was published on July 25, 2017. It outlines the current context with respect to the problem of violence against women migrant workers. It provides information on the measures taken by Member States and activities undertaken within the United Nations system to address this issue and ensure the protection of migrant women’s human rights. The report concludes with recommendations for future action.