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Local Parish resources

Local Parish Resources

St. Cletus Parish

St. Cletus Parish Peace & Justice Ministry (St. Charles MO) was formed in 2005 to explore Catholic Social Teaching and promote its tenets to better serve our parish, our community, and beyond.  We strive to address and heal social injustices, and to provide experiences for our members, and the wider parish, to be Christ’s hands and feet in ministry to the under-served and under-represented.  We focus on outreach to youth, racial justice, Care for Creation, LGBTQ equality, education and communication.  An example of the last is our quarterly newsletter The Channel. It can be viewed at the following link, and to subscribe to future editions... .  If you have comments or questions, please contact

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Best Selling Books 

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It, Shelly Tochluk, R&L Education, January 16, 2010 

How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi, One World, August 13, 2019

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, August 15, 2017

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson, One World, August 18, 2015

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem,
Central Recovery Press, September 19, 2017

Negroland: A Memoir, Margo Jefferson, Vintage, August 23, 2016

 The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison, Vintage International, May 8, 2007

The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin, Vintage (reissue edition), December 1, 1992

Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, Vintage Books, second edition, January 1, 1995

Soul on Ice, Eldridge Cleaver, Delta, January 12, 1999

Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay Books, April 3, 2007

 Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, Raymond Arsenault, Oxford University Press, March 11, 2011

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, Margot Lee Shetterly, William Morrow Paperbacks, December 6, 2016

Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson, Puffin Books, October 11, 2016

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Barack Obama, Crown, August 10, 2004

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, August 4, 2020

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (anniversary edition), Michelle Alexander, New Press, January 7, 2020

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, Angela Davis,
Haymarket Books, February 9, 2016

Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America, John Lewis, Hachette Books, August 15, 2017

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, Debby Irving, Elephant Room Press, January 9, 2014

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, July 14, 2015

Tears We Cannot Stop (A Sermon to White America), Michael Eric Dyson, St. Martin's Press, January 17, 2017

Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult, Ballantine Books, February 20, 2018 

Same Kind of Different as Me, Ron Hall and Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson Inc, March 11, 2008
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, October 4, 2011

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism, James W. Loewen, The New Press, July 17, 2018

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