Promising Practices for May

JESUS MAFA. Pentecost, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48388 [retrieved May 17, 2015].

JESUS MAFA. Pentecost, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 17, 2015].

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Come, Spirit, Come celebration for Pentecost.

Reach out to members of the Black Community to ask for input for a summer vacation Bible school program for the community.

Reach out to the wider community to prayerfully discuss the study-guide The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015.

 

 

RESOURCE: The Racial Divide in the United States, text and study guide

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from the National Black Catholic Congress

racial-divide“The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015,” is a study-guide is designed to assist parishes, schools, study groups, Small Christian Communities, and others who wish to participate in serious discussions of Bishop Edward K. Braxton’s “The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015.” This study-guide should be seen as a flexible resource that can be adapted for use by large or small groups. While the guide is arranged for the participation of members of a group, it can also be used by two people or by an individual. It is for all who, with Christian faith, would like to examine the complex racial divide in our country that is documented in each day’s headlines and the personal experiences of many people. The study-guide will aid you in…

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Faith-based communities and exploited children

MK_logoNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) offers a virtual panel discussion: “Faith Based Communities and Child Sex Trafficking: What work is being done? What are we missing?”
Tuesday, April 28th from 2:00-3:30 PM (EST)

The panel will feature representatives from multi-denominational faith organizations who are sharing their work, challenges, and positive outcomes. The panelists will also dialogue about the gaps in prevention and what needs faith based communities have.

Registration is required to participate in this panel discussion. Please follow these instructions:
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1. Go to this website to register.
2. Click “Register”
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click “Submit”
You will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the webinar.

Promising Practices for April

By Harry Walker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Bell-shaped flowers – Easter Lily, 1910-1940
By Harry Walker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Welcome Home celebration for Easter.

Reach out to alcohol and drug addicts in the Black Community by welcoming various support groups to your parish community.

Reach out to your community to open a discussion on the importance of religious liberty.

 

Promising Practices for March

Gertruda Domayo, Tanzania
CRS, Stories of Hope

Reach out to the poor in Africa by joining the CRS Rice Bowl initiative.

Reach out to serve simple Lenten meals to the poor in your community.

Reach out to members of the Black Community to create and participate in a special Lenten Scripture study program from an Afrocentric perspective.

Reach out to family, friends, and your community to pray together during Lent.

 

World Day of the Sick 2015

Prayer for Sick EnglishReach out on the World Day of the Sick, February 11. Join people around the world who will stop at 1:00 p.m. to offer a prayer for all those who suffer from illness, and their caregivers.

Resources:
Pope Francesco’s message for the 23rd World Day of the Sick
Prayer cards in English and Spanish