Category Archives: racism

Promising Practices for August

653-0Reach out to work with area churches to plan a prayer vigil/day of prayer for an end of violence in our community, our nation, and our world.

Reach out to the Black Community to create a discussion group that focuses on Brothers and Sisters to Us, the United States Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter on Racism.

Reach out to collaborate with area churches, mosques, and synagogues to sponsor a workshop for teens and pre-teens on how to develop solutions to bullying.

 

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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. Celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Fortitude, Good Counsel, Piety, and Fear of the Lord.

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 Black community to pray for the success of the African National Eucharistic Conference. Encourage your pastoral leaders to attend the conference.

 

 

Promising Practices for August

653-0Reach out to work with area churches to plan a prayer vigil/day of prayer for an end of violence in our community, our nation, and our world.

Reach out to the Black Community to create a discussion group that focuses on Brothers and Sisters to Us, the United States Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter on Racism.

Reach out to collaborate with area churches, mosques, and synagogues to sponsor a workshop for teens and pre-teens on how to develop solutions to bullying.

 

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.

 

 

Promising Practices for January

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the American Broadcasting Company program Open Hearing 5 June 1957 By ABC Television (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the American Broadcasting Company program Open Hearing
5 June 1957
By ABC Television (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Reach out to invite members of the community to an ecumenical prayer vigil/day of prayer for migrant workers, refugees, and those affected by human trafficking as we remember “We are One Family Under God.”

Reach out to invite people from the Black Community to an evening presentation on the teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reach out to invite Black teachers and educators in the community to participate in a community dialogue on Racism in Public and Private Schools.

Reach out to bring people together for a community dialogue on How to Build Communities of Peace and Nonviolence.

Catholic Theologians on Racial Justice

“We commit ourselves to placing our bodies and/or privilege on the line in visible, public solidarity with movements of protest to address the deep-seated racism of our nation.” Statement of Catholic Theologians on Racial Justice

It is time to move from making statements about racial equality to showing concrete acts of love, compassion, and justice toward all people. Reach out to invite friends, colleagues, spiritual leaders, and anyone interested in working on racial justice to read, share, and commit to the actions suggested by Catholic Theologians of North America.