Tag Archives: racial inequity

Promising Practices for March

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

 

 

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Promising Practices for October

World_Food_logoReach out to work with local synagogues, mosques, and churches to develop solutions to the world problem of hunger and malnutrition.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to organize a Black Catholic Respect Life Prayer Vigil during Respect Life Month. 15-respect-life-program-cover-photo

 

Promising Practices for June

Jesus as a child in Nazareth - Luke 2:51-52

JESUS MAFA. Jesus as a child in Nazareth, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN [retrieved June 14, 2015].

Reach out to fathers in the Black Community to create a support network for parenting.

Reach out to children of the Black Community to participate in the summer vacation Bible school.

Reach out to the wider community to take part in the Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness, a commitment to remain faithful to the teaching of Jesus in the face of persecution by political power.

Reach out to work with area churches to recruit volunteers to visit prisoners.

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.

 

Promising Practices for October

Respect_LifeReach out to invite members of the Black Community to a Black Catholic Respect Life Vigil on the eve of Respect Life Sunday (the first Sunday in October).

Reach out to work with area churches to sponsor a membership drive for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).

Reach out to invite community members for a conversation about Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity.