Our communities benefit from the gifts and contributions of the many cultural communities that make up our family of faith. We value diversity and seek to root out prejudice and racism, which prevent the unity of the Body of Christ and threaten the dignity of its members.
“We are a very diverse community of faith racially, ethnically, economically, and ideologically. This diversity should be respected, reflected, and celebrated in our social ministry.”
- U.S. Catholic bishops, Communities of Salt & Light
“We ask [all Catholics] to fight the evil of racism by educating themselves, reflecting on their personal thoughts and actions, listening to the experience of those who have been affected by racism, and by developing and supporting programs that help repair the damages caused by racial discrimination.”
– U.S. Catholic bishops, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love
Be salt and light