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Young people at a vigil protesting police brutality and racism


Racism is America’s original sin, enduring legacy, and current crisis. Racist attitudes and actions, along with white supremacy and privilege, destroy the lives and diminish the dignity of people of color. Racism divides us, reveals our lack of moral integrity, limits our capacity to act together, denies the talents and contributions of so many, and convicts us of violating the religious principles and the national values we proclaim. These dialogues explore how racial injustice exists in our streets and structures and practical ways to work towards a more racially just Catholic Church and nation.


Two people hold hands between prison bars

Black Women and Criminal (In)justice

In June 2020, the killing of George Floyd—along with the killings of Breonna Taylor and countless other black and brown people—sparked a national uprising and reckoning for racial justice and police reform in the United States. Dialogue, self-reflection, and new policies addressing systemic racism…


Religion and Race (Video)

October 13, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes

Justice and Faith, Family and Community (Video)

June 11, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 1 minutes

Racism in Our Streets and Structures (Video)

June 5, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes