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Education & Resources

Education and Resources

Racial Justice

“Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love" a pastoral letter
Published November 2018
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Combatting Racism landing page View
Archdiocese of Seattle “Creating on the Margins” Contest
Theme is “A time to heal Racism.” Contest materials due March 1, 2019.
View contest info
Combatting Racism - Parish Resources
Bulletin inserts, prayer resources, pastoral aides and more.
Combatting Racism - Education Resources
For grades K-8, High School and Adults.
Church Teaching on Racism Resources
Including local resources, resources for youth, prayer and reflection resources, and more.
Racism and Diversity resources from the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center View
The Church’s role in racial healing USCCB video View
"Racism is sinful and antithetical to Christian faith" by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain
Published December 2017
"Bishops support Sister Thea Bowman’s cause for canonization"
Published in NW Catholic November 2018

Laudato Si (Praise Be): On Care for Our Common Home

The encyclical as posted at the Vatican’s website View
Suggested Resources from the Missions Office View
Order of Friars Minor Study Guide on Laudato Si' View
COP21 Study Guide View
Laudato Si' (Praise Be) bulletin insert
From the U. S. bishops' Justice, Peace and Human Development office
Care for Creation resource from the U.S. bishops’ conference
Incudes “What You Can Do Today; Liturgical Aids: Scripture, Prayer and Song for the Parish and Home; Preaching Environmental Justice; Environmental Quotes
Why we care for God’s creation
Two-sided resource page for use as a handout or for posting or as a bulletin insert.
St. Francis feast day prayer and other resources from Catholic Health Association View

Catholic Social Teaching Resources

Catholic Relief Services resources for ministry throughout the year
CRS offers an array of resources about global solidarity, including ones that connect to liturgical seasons, feast days, and other days or events.
USCCB Resources & Tools
Resources and tools from the Justice, Peace and Human Development office at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching (and other resources).
Catholic Social Teaching Documents (Papal, Conciliar, Episcopal)
With thanks to our colleagues in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Catholic Social Teaching Scripture Guide
From the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Developed for college students and other young adults - useful and adaptable for other age groups and communities.
JustFaith Ministries
JustFaith Ministries offers extended justice formation programs that provide opportunities for individuals to study and be formed by the justice tradition articulated by the Scriptures, the Church's historical witness, theological inquiry and Church social teaching.
Jack Jezreel's Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2011 keynote address
"Gathered and Sent: Saints, Prophets and Martyrs on a Mission."
Catholic Relief Services Resource Center
Ministry tools for prayer, formation and action with a global perspective
CCHD Online Resources
Catholic Campaign for Human Development website offers online educational resources for all ages.
Seven steps for transforming your next mission trip
By Mike Gable

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