Integral Ecology | Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Laudato Si’: The End of the Beginning for the Journey Toward Care for Our Common Home and One Another

"Three years ago, the world waited impatiently for the new encyclical letter on integral ecology by Pope Francis. For months ahead of its unveiling, people in the know—social activists, theologians, ecologists—Catholic or not, speculated, theorized, and dreamed of all that this important message might contain. We knew that the words from the Holy Father would be coming at a critical time, in the lead up to the COP21 Climate talks in Paris. Those of us who had been praying for the world to wake up to the urgency of the current ecological crisis put our hopes in the hands of Pope Francis and this encyclical." Read the rest of Josianne's blog post at:

Center of Concern | Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Center Focus Live Event: Celebrating Center of Concern's 47th Anniversary

On May 4th, 2018, Center of Concern was pleased to host Rhina Guidos, Spanish Section Editor at Catholic News Service and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) for a discussion of Guidos's book, Rutilio Grande: A Table for All (Liturgical Press, 2018). To view the Education for Justice book discussion guide for Rutilio Grande: A Table for All, visit:

Education for Justice | Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Thinking about buying the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Know where your jewelry comes from.

"Gold and diamonds are often mined under brutal, abusive conditions. Children are injured or even killed working in hazardous mines. Whole communities face ill-health when mines pollute waterways with toxic chemicals. In war, civilians have suffered enormously as abusive armed groups have enriched themselves by exploiting gold and diamonds." Take action and make the right choice. Tell Big Jewelry Companies to Come Clean:

Education for Justice | Fri, Jan 19, 2018

2018 Lenten Reflections: A Journey of Healing and Reconciliation Through Restorative Justice

Education for Justice's 2018 Lenten Reflections are offered by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, a national Catholic organization working to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice. These reflections are meant to provide a window into God's immense wisdom, offer connections between Catholic social tradition and restorative justice, and invite us to walk boldy in our faith.