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Confronting racism

The Church’s teaching on Human Dignity states: 

“Created in the image of the one God and equally endowed with rational souls, all men (and women) have the same nature and the same origin. Redeemed by the sacrifice of Christ, all are called to participate in the same divine beatitude: all therefore enjoy an equal dignity. (CCC no. 1934) 

Catholics for Racial Justice Collaborative has directed its efforts to the following areas: 

Antiracism Training

Convening conferences • Hosting speakers • Presenting antiracism programs in our schools and parishes and to various constituencies throughout the archdiocese

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Protest Signs

Catholic Schools

Promoting diversity in Catholic schools • Endorsing the use of inclusive materials and an antiracism curriculum • Working to ensure that children of color within the archdiocese have equal access to a Catholic education

Religious

Communications

Advocating multiracial, multicultural representation in archdiocesan publications • Creating, sharing, and facilitating the development of parish antiracism position and progress statements

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History of Racism

Understanding the past to heal in the present: offering programs on the history of racism in the Church and the history of Black Catholics • Celebrating the gifts of People of Color to the Church