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Promising Practices for April

Easter - John 20:10-18

JESUS MAFA. Easter – Christ appears to Mary, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.[retrieved April 3, 2016].

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a Scripture study about peace in the Gospels.

Reach out on Earth Day to create a group to study Pope Francis’ Encyclical on care for our common home: Mother Earth.

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.

 

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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.

Slaves no more

“Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” is the theme for the upcoming World Day of Peace on January 1, 2015.

From the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace: “To counter slavery effectively, the inviolable dignity of every person must be recognized above all. Moreover, this acceptance of dignity must be anchored solidly in fraternity. Fraternity requires us to reject any inequality which would allow one person to enslave another. It demands instead that we act everywhere with proximity and generosity, thus leading to liberation and inclusion for everyone.Read more…

Reach out to members of the Black Community to reflect on how you would like to respond to the issue of Slavery and Human Trafficking.

By Cândido Portinari ; photo by Thomás ; edition by Eugenio Hansen, OFS (, Prayer of Saint Franics) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Cândido Portinari ; photo by Thomás ; edition by Eugenio Hansen, OFS (, Prayer of Saint Franics) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons