Website Provides Justice Resources for Educators
Lefevere, Patricia, National Catholic Reporter
Need a lesson plan, a case study, movie guide or prayer service? Perhaps you're feeling challenged by the competing tasks of teaching, ministry, and raising a family, and you're looking for a little assistance. Look no further than the Center of Concern's Education for Justice website (www.educationforjustice.org).
The website's program has 1,000 individual and organizational members who bring approximately 3,500 total users to the center's program database, said its director, Kerry Danner-McDonald. These users tap into the site's materials to educate a quarter to a half a million Catholics, she said.
What they're granted is access to more than 2,300 educational resources from a Catholic social teaching perspective. Users can download Pope Leo XIII's 1891 encyclical on the conditions of labor, Rerum Novarum, or a guide to the latest "Harry Potter" film. New resources are posted every two to three weeks, Danner-McDonald said.
Advanced search functions, including a resource finder, allow members to look for particular formats, like PowerPoint and video clips, and to search for specific justice topics.
Subscribers include high school theology teachers, campus and youth ministers, service learning coordinators, peace and justice committees and parish social concerns committees. Religious orders, faith-sharing groups, Just Faith groups, diocesan social action offices and mission effectiveness offices are also members, Danner-McDonald said. …