The first major text issues by the American bishops on racism in 40 years. Read the full letter, then read the critique from Horan, who argues that the document is good but does not go far enough. Horan writes that the Bishops' letter focuses too heavily on the personal dimension of racism, rather than racism's "communal, structural, institutional, and ecclesial nature."
By Christopher White
Catholic advocates for racial justice, including Gloria Purvis, call to all Catholics that "combatting racism should be an integral part of their pro-life witness."
By Kelly Brown Douglas
Article calling for reparations from a Christian perspective, noting "Christian theology has been used to legitimate white supremacist realities. We must tell that truth and push forward..." to "...God's just future."
By Jim Wallis, Adam R. Taylor
Commentary reflecting the view that "churches must listen, learn, and strategize about how the faith community can offer its most prophetic and practical leadership, standing in solidarity with black-led movements driven by a younger generation. Transforming our policing and reimagining public safety will require much more dialogue, bridge-building, and, ultimately, sustained public pressure."