Pastoral Letter on Racism in the United States Christian Churches Together - Read the pastoral letter on racism in the U.S. from Christian Churches Together (CCT) Convocation held on October 2019 in Montogmery, AL.
Recommit to Racial Justice Guide - This guide for individual or group reflection offers an extensive array of backgrounders, articles, videos, books, prayers, reflection questions and ideas for action. Recommending the Recommit to Racial Justice resource does not constitute USCCB approval of all organizations referenced or links therein.
Lament and Hopean-African Devotional Guide Commemorating the 2019 Quad-Centennial of the Forced Transatlantic Voyage of Enslaved African Peoples to Jamestown, VA (USA) - Read the new ecumenical anti-racism resource from Bread of the World.
Catholic Women Speak - Watch a video of Leslye Colvin of Catholic Committee Soutathering for Mission Project, speaking about what it means for her to black American woman durinathering in Rome in 2018.
National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) XII Pastoral Plan of Action - Read the Pastoral Plan of Action which was developed by delegates who were appointed by bishops from every diocese in the United States. These women and men brought the concerns and needs of their local communities, and worked together to develoist of pastoral priorities.
Share the Journey iSCCB, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Relief Services initiative that provides educational and pastoral resources that can help communities to support refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and around the world iariety of ways, among other things. For more information, please visit the website.
National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life (NBCAL) provideariety of resources each year for prayer and action for protecting human life and dignity on Abortion and All Acts of Violence Awareness Month (June). Additional resources, calendar, events and other opportunities to join the Church in prayerful advocacy for the gift of life in all forms can be found on their website.
Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA, devoted her life to sharing her rich African American Catholic heritage and spirituality in song, prayer, teaching and preaching. Watch Sr. Thea’s June 1989 address to the U.S. Catholic Bishops on Black Catholic Spirituality.
Torture Awareness Month and International Day of Support of Victims of Torture
June is Torture Awareness Month and June 26 is the International Day of Support of Victims of Torture. The focus of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT)SCCB partner, now includes ending torture in U.S. prisons and campaigning against solitary confinement. Help end torture in U.S. policy, practice and culture by downloading a free toolkit of resources from NRCAT .
Check out the biographies and autobiographies reviewed on Recommended Reading about Inspiring African Americans. These reviews highlight the inspiring lives of persons of African decent. We will continue to update this page, so keep checking back for new ideas for an inspiring read.
All God's People: Effective Catechesis iiverse Church
Volume #6 in the Effective Catechetical Leader Series, Loyola Press
Paperback Edition: $13.95/copy
Other titles in this series include: Called by Name, Catechetical Leadership, Developing Disciples of Christ, Cultivating Your Catechists, and Excellence in Ministry