The rabbi of a Pittsburgh Jewish community and survivor of the October mosque attack told a worldwide meeting of religious freedom activists that only by rejecting racism and bigotry can violence in the name of religion be overcome.
A group of Italian bishops issued a public letter for Pentecost calling on Catholics to recognize that all the poor and those who suffer are children of God and deciding who to assist can’t be based on nationality.
Racism can be ended in the United States, but the past has to be confronted first for that to happen, said a Harvard professor and author who participated in a panel discussion on racism Feb. 3 as part of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington.
Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge called on the Virginia governor Feb. 2 “to do what is best to restore the trust and confidence of the people in our leaders” after a racist photo from the governor’s 1984 medical school yearbook emerged a day earlier.
An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations the students showed racist behavior have been stepped back as more details of the entire situation have emerged.