Faith and Racial Justice

Faith and Racial Justice

What humans break, divide, and separate, we can — with God’s help — also heal, unite, and restore. What is now does not have to be. Therein lies the hope. And the challenge.

Fr. Bryan N. Massingale, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an African American man, was killed in Minneapolis due to a police officer kneeling on his neck for an extended period of time as he repeated, “I can’t breathe,” and as 3 other police officers stood by. In Brooklyn Center, MN on April 11, 2021, 20 year-old Daunte Wright was fatally shot by a police officer yelling “Taser!” at a traffic stop. These horrific acts and others around the country continue to expose the weeds of systemic racism which have been so deeply rooted that many of us barely recognize them as weeds any more.

As a people of faith in a God of love, mercy, and justice, we are called to be signs and sources of love, mercy, and justice in our world. This likely means being uncomfortable as we examine our own biases and privilege. It likely means feeling sadness and anger as we open our eyes to the wounds of the world we live in. And it means walking with one another in trust and hope that we can be co-creators of a more just and loving world.

We offer this page as a starting point to pray, learn, serve, and advocate for racial justice.

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