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Center of Concern | Wed, Apr 5, 2017

A Daily Photo Journal: Walking the Stations of the Cross Today

This daily Stations of the Cross resource connects the writings of Leonardo Boff, O.F.M., to the realities of injustice in our world today.

"Photographs can powerfully pull us into someone else’s experience. As you use this Photo Journal to reflect during Lent, think about the sorrow, pain, and redemption of Jesus’ Last Day. 
Journey with Him as you walk through the Fifteen Stations of the Cross. Think about the ongoing suffering of those around us. Resolve to help others bear their cross. How do you see Jesus in the faces of the poor, the refugees, the migrants, and the homeless? Do you wipe their faces with compassion and seek to lift them up?"

To view the resource, go to: http://bit.ly/2nXobAT.

Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.

Education for Justice | Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Catholic Social Teaching Easter Cards

Download, print, and share these six Easter card designs to spread joy and hope during this Easter season!

 

To print as a card:

  1. In printer settings, select "Print 2 pages per sheet" and set page order as "Horizontal."
  2. Print on high quality paper, such as cardstock or 32 lb.

To print as a postcard:

  1. In printer settings, select paper size as "Actual size" and print double sided.
  2. Print on high quality paper, such as cardstock or 32 lb.

 

Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.

Integral Ecology | Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Planting Seeds for the Legacy of Laudato Si’

Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded. I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.

Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, 13-14

In the wee hours of a June morning in 2015, I awoke at 4 o’clock to begin furiously reading Laudato Si’. As a father with young children, giving up sleep is not a choice I made lightly — I was making a commitment! As I began to sift through the text, I could not help but think about how my three boys, ages three, three, and six at the time, would experience the legacy of this document. How would this collection of words influence a new generation to “care for our common home”? After just a few paragraphs, it was obvious to me that Pope Francis was thinking about this, too.

To read the rest of Chris Kerr's reflection, click here.

Center of Concern | Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Stand with Our Immigrant Sisters and Brothers

Stand with Our Immigrant Sisters and Brothers: http://bit.ly/2kCxlPI

We cannot be bystanders.

Education for Justice urges you to pray and take action for the safety of our immigrant and refugee sisters and brothers. We stand in solidarity with all those who are persecuted and pledge our support to those providing sanctuary for our neighbors in need.

Together, let us recommit to being Gospel people by spreading mercy, justice, and peace.

Center of Concern | Tue, Feb 7, 2017

Education for Justice Presents 2017 Lenten Reflections by Dr. Megan McKenna

Creative Voice Dr. Megan McKenna, renowned theololgian and storyteller, draws upon scripture, oral tradition, and Catholic social teaching (CST) for EFJ's 2017 Lenten Reflections. For each week of Lent, Dr. McKenna weaves together the principles of the common good found in CST. Together, they begin to meld into one deeper theme of Lent: the process of Jesus forming his Community of Beloved Disciples.

To view the reflections, become a member of Education for Justice today: www.coc.org/EFJ-New

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