“Every form of social or cultural discrimination
in fundamental personal rights
on the grounds of sex, race, color,
social conditions, language, or religion
must be curbed and eradicated
as incompatible with God’s design.”
In New Orleans, LA, St. Peter Claver Catholic Church is involved in addressing community issues related to racial justice, such as reducing mass incarceration barriers for returning citizens, and seeking just wages.
In Washington, DC, the Archdiocese of Washington is bringing diverse cultural groups together to pray and to understand the realities of migrants and refugees, using a traveling image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
You can get additional ideas on how you can work for racial justice with our recorded YouTube Live event, featuring leaders from Catholic faith communities in New Orleans, Springfield, IL, and Baltimore, Maryland.
Thank you for your work to protect the dignity of all members of our one human family by confronting racism in all its forms and by welcoming and celebrating the diversity of the many faces of the children of God in our communities. Visit the U.S. Catholic bishops page on racism to learn how the Church is praying, teaching, and acting against racism, and how you can get involved on Sept. 9 (the annual Day of Prayer for Peace in our Communities), and beyond.