African American Affairs E-Newsletter Archive
View past and current issues in the e-newsletter archive.
News Release - U.S. Bishop Chairmen Issue Statement Urging State and National Leaders to Examine Impact of COVID-19 Virus on African American Communities
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.
The Angela Project - Read an ecumenical and interracial prayer resource commemorating the Quad-Centennial of Africans in the United States.
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 Hope- an 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.
Pastoral Statements from 1958-2018 - Read statements issued/approved by USCCB and its predecessors about the sin of racism:
Find more information and resources regarding the issue of racism on USCCB's Combatting Racism webpage.