Racism is dehumanizing for all of us—for its victims and for those who victimize. As Catholics, we are required by our faith to confront the legacy of white supremacy and to undergo a process of transformation toward the goal of a more just society. The Catholic Racial Justice Collaborative—a multiracial group of Catholics from parishes and religious organizations throughout the archdiocese of St. Louis—seeks to elevate that pursuit. We strive to be a Catholic voice, heard above the din, urging our faith communities to acknowledge the history of racism in society and in our Church and to challenge its perpetuation. Our hope is to encourage meaningful interracial dialogue, to compel action that leads to racial justice, and in so doing, to more fully live the Gospel.
please join us:
the giftedness of black spirituality
October 16, 9am - 11:30am
CRJC and Aquinas Institute of Theology invite you to join this free webinar on the theology of Black spirituality. Keynote speaker, Dr. Valerie Lewis-Mosley, DMin. will explore the roots of Black Spirituality, how it enriches the Church and empowers our faith. Learn more.
Catholic Racial justice Sunday
Sunday, October 31
Please join the Collaborative for this Sunday observance of Catholic teaching affirming love of all neighbors
and a commitment to racial equity.
Event materials are available for all to use.
"Systemic racism is an immoral monster. The root problem is our incapacity to confront this brutal immoral monster who violates Black people and people of color."
Bishop Fernand Cheri