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Do you know of upcoming events that celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and Catholic involvement? Let us know about it! Email us with the date, location, point of contact and link to the event webpage/announcement, if there is one.
(Please note that as we cannot publicize every event, priority will be given to national and diocesan events)
On March 24th, Archbishop Kurtz spoke about the importance of never forgetting those who marched and united against racism. The full statement can be found on USCCB's blog.
in 1965, Archbishop Iakovos marched with Martin Luther King Jr. across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. This year, Archbishop Demetrios, the highest ranking orthodox bishop in the U.S. joined the commemoration march along with President Obama. Additionally, Archbishop Demetrios spoke at the Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast on March 8, 2015 at Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama
At your event, consider praying God of the Journey. This prayer card includes the prayer on one side and an image of feet walking and the title on the other side.
The Archdiocese of New Orleans will host the Annual Habari Gani High School Leadership Retreat April 17-19, 2015 at the William J Kelly SVD Retreat Center
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520. More information will be available through the archdiocese soon.
The City of St. Jude is developing The Campsite 4 Experience to commemorate the marchers who passed through the city during the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March and recognize the contributions of the Catholic Church. More information, including how to contribute, is available on their website and on their promotional packet.
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