The work of informing the public at large about injustices in the nation’s use of capital punishment is part of what prompted the Death Penalty Information Center to issue its report on race and the death penalty.
Link between death penalty and racism can’t be ignored, advocates say
Black History Month seen as reminder of need to work for justice, equality
“Celebrating Black History Month not only enlightens us to the contributions of Black Americans, but reminds us of the work toward justice and equality that is still in front of us,” said Bishop Campbell.
Father Ron Rolheiser: Lessons about human(kind)
“This is not some sentimental, feel-good book on how we need to be kind to each other. It’s more like a Sermon on the Mount for our time, or at least how we might work towards living the Sermon on the Mount.”
Greg Erlandson: The stories we tell, the lessons we learn
“This month, I’ve been thinking about history and the stories we tell ourselves, the narratives we recite. For this June we as a nation are marking two events I knew nothing about growing up.”
Community still feels impact of Floyd’s murder, related events a year later
Lift each other up in the midst of trauma, poverty and injustice. That’s the simple but profound advice from the president and CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Laura Kelly Fanucci to speak at parish social ministry gathering
The Catholic Charities Department of Social Concerns will host its annual parish social ministry gathering with this year’s theme, “Empathy and Social Discourse: What our Faith says about Speaking and Listening in a Divided Time,” on Oct. 3.
Loyola University Maryland removes Flannery O’Connor’s name from hall
Jesuit Father Brian Linnane, the university’s president, said it was a difficult decision and that the issue of O’Connor and race is very nuanced.
Carole Norris Greene: Teaching children about race relations
“I favor teaching young children about race relations and the pitfalls of making assumptions based on skin color by being ever vigilant, listening for their questions.”