Black catholic history: Vision, Voice, and Vigilance   

A CRJC webinar and discussion exploring Black Catholic leaders whose vision, voice and vigilance still speak to us today. Recorded on February 28, 2021.

area events: 

Festival of African American Spirituals  | Feb 28, 7pm

Free virtual concert by The Legend Singers Choral Ensemble 

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Pathways to Progress  | Mar 1, 7pm 

Learn about this unique initiative working to empower families living in poverty in north St. Louis County and City, and find out how you can be part of the life-changing efforts of Pathways to Progress! 

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Seeking Just Mercy: A Catholic Racial Justice Journey for Lent  |  Saturdays (Mar 6, 13, 20), 10-11:30am

Series of virtual community discussions on criminal justice. Presented by Associate Circuit Judge John F. Newsham. Learn More  |  Register

The Great Divide: Race in our Region  | Wednesdays (Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12), 12pm
Join the interfaith community for four conversations on ways systemic racism permeates our city and region. We will learn background from topic experts, hear stories of people directly impacted and learn two ways we can take action.  Learn More  |  Register


Area Vigils:

Friday, February 5  |  5-6pm  Compton Heights Christian Church (South Grand)

Monthly Vigil for Racial Justice

The ecumenical witness to racial inequities switches to first Fridays as a powerful message to rush-hour commuters that our two communities--Compton Heights Christian Church and St. Margaret of Scotland--are standing up for the Gospel call to love our neighbor as ourselves. The vigil is outdoors and socially distanced. Battery-operated candles provided.


Friday, February 19  |  5-6pm  Manchester & Kingshighway (The Grove)

Vigil for BLM and racial justice

Join the St. Cronan faith community for a monthly vigil for Black lives every third Friday.

Past Collaborative Events:

Standing for Justice Prayer Vigil - June 2020

   St. Louis Review article covering the event can be found here

Conference on Hope in the Struggle against Racism - October 2019

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