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In case you missed it: EXPLORING WHITE NATIONALISM
The Catholic Racial Justice Collaborative, Pax Christi USA and the Institute for Peace and Justice held an engaging and enlightening discussion, Exploring White Nationalism, with Rev. Joseph A. Brown, SJ, Ph.D. and over 200 participants. Please share this video with those eager to expand their understanding of this topic.  

upcoming events: 


JustFaith Gathering  ::  January 26,  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Have you participated in a JustFaith program? All alumni are invited to hear from Executive Director Susie Tierny and other local JF leaders about new programs. Come hear about the exciting programs available through JustFaith and enjoy fellowship and refreshments.  The event will be held in the St. Francis Xavier (College) Church Ballroom. Reservations are requested.  Click HERE to register.

Faith and Racial Healing  ::  Biweekly Wednesdays, beginning February 8, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

This program guides participants in telling the truth about the history of racism in the United States, that we might work toward true reconciliation with God and restoration with one another. St. Catherine Laboure Parish Center (Sappington Rd.)
For more information, contact Elizabeth Mulvahill through info@catholicracialjusticestl.org.

Mass for Racial Unity. ::  February 2, 7:00 p.m.

The second annual Mass for Racial Unity will be hosted by St. Catherine Laboure Parish, 9740 Sappington Rd., 63128. Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski will celebrate the Liturgy.  The music will feature the choirs of St. Catherine Laboure and St. Augustine. All are welcome. The Mass will be live-streamed at sclparish.org for those who are unable to attend in person. Download event flier here

 

Viewing/Discussion of the Movie, Till  ::  February 26, 2023 12:00 p.m.

A viewing and discussion of the movie, Till, will take place in the gym at St. Alphonsus Liguori (the Rock Church). The event is free, but a donation is requested.

A webinar featuring Dr. Maureen O'Connell  ::  March 30, 2023 6:00 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier (College) Church is hosting a webinar featuring theologian, Christian ethicist, and community organizer Maureen O’Connell.  She will discuss her book, Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness and share ideas about working toward freedom from the entanglements of racism.

COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS:

Monthly CRJC meetings are held by Zoom. Email info@catholicracialjusticestl.org for meeting link. 

January 24, 2023, 6pm 

February 28, 2023, 6pm 

March 28, 2023, 6pm 

Area Vigils:

3rd Fridays  |  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.

 

Friday  |  1pm  First Friday Prayer Vigil - VIRTUAL

On the First Friday of each month, Catholic Mobilizing Network holds a Virtual Prayer Vigil to lament upcoming executions and bear witness to the inviolable dignity of all human life. These virtual spaces offer a place to pray together as a faith community in response to the injustice of the death penalty.

Tuesdays  |  6-7pm
College Church (SLU)

 

Tuesdays  |  5-6pm (winter hours)
Eliot Chapel (Kirkwood)

Third Fridays | 5-6pm

Corner of Manchester & Kingshighway (The Grove)

Saturdays  | 11:30am-12:30pm
Rotating West County sites (WE CAN)

Past Collaborative Events:

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.

Sunday, October 31  Catholic Racial Justice Sunday 

An observance of Catholic teaching affirming love of all neighbors and a commitment to racial equity. 
Event materials are available for all to use. 

October 16, 2021 The Giftedness of Black Spirituality  
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.

June 2020  Standing for Justice Prayer Vigil

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

October 2019  Conference on Hope in the Struggle against Racism

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