Education for Justice | Fri, Dec 2, 2016

Film Discussion Guide: 13th

Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary 13th argues that although slavery was ostensibly abolished in 1865, the thirteenth amendment legally embedded and allowed a pernicious form of enslavement into American institutions. This loophole has since been wielded as a devastating political tool in the form of mass incarceration and criminalization.

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Education for Justice | Wed, Nov 30, 2016

World AIDS Day 24 Hour Prayer Vigil

Join the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns in prayer in commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1. Sign up for an hour of prayer here:

Maryknoll missioners have worked in ministries focused on persons living with HIV and AIDS since the early 1980s, before the extent of the pandemic would be known, long before the loss of millions of lives from AIDS.

In the ensuing years, Maryknollers have accompanied people dying of AIDS, worked with children orphaned by AIDS, supported women and girl children who are at risk of violence or sexual abuse, and witnessed the direct impact of debt, trade issues and poverty on societies being decimated by AIDS.

The vigil will begin at 12 AM Eastern Standard Time (U.S.) on December 1.

Center of Concern | Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Advent Reflections 2016: Creating the Common Good

Education for Justice's 2016 Advent Reflections, written by Creative Voice Fr. Luis A. Vera, O.S.A. highlights the theme of “Creating the Common Good.” He centers the reflections on the scripture passage, “And the Word Became [Mercy] and Dwelt Among Us” (John 1:14). Father Luis reminds us that God is Mercy and invites us to BE mercy to all we meet. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.

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