View Larger Flyer RACISM IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: BLIND SPOTS Don't miss this free and powerful town hall presentation! SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021 @1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT
Through interactive dialogue and dynamic presentation, we will explore:
Inculturation and acculturation (assimilation to a different culture - typically the dominate one;
Education in the church and Catholic Schools
The lack of diversity in diocesan leadership, hiring, and board appointments
Racism - a life issue
Evangelization, retention, and bias in vocations
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"A news reporter asked me, 'What are you feeling at this moment?' I said, 'The church showed out; let the church roll on.' While I grew in a spirit of confidence, compassion and integrity as a Black Catholic leader amid this COVID-19 pandemic, I watched chancery officials becoming more anxious, bewildered and restless as the challenge “what now?” rang through the building and across the diocese." Cont. Reading
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