This page is to assist Catholics and people of good will in reflecting on the evil and harm of racism by providing resources for education, awareness, prayer and reflection.
Church & Bishops Statements and Documents
Open Wide Our Hearts
U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter Against Racism
Books & Articles:
USCCB Educational Resources (all ages)
Everyone Belongs, a book for children 5-12
Parish OpportunitiesDay of Fasting for Racial Justice ~ September 9
Good and gracious God,
Who loves and delights in all people,
we stand in awe before You,
knowing that the spark of life within each person on earth is the spark of your divine life.
Differences among cultures and races are multicolored manifestations of Your Light.
May our hearts and minds be open to celebrate similarities and differences among our sisters and brothers.
We place our hopes for racial harmony in our committed action and in Your Presence in our Neighbor.
May all peoples live in Peace.
Amen. - Sisters of Mercy
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