Sunday, October 27, 2019
The legacy of slavery and the American church
From "How the U.S. church can confront the legacy of slavery" in the October 14, 2019 issue of America Magazine by Olga Segura
“Open Wide Our Hearts” acknowledges the need for U.S. Catholics to fully reckon with the sin of slavery: “The generational effects of slavery, segregation, and the systemic use of violence—including the lynching of more than 4,000 black men, women, and children across 800 different counties throughout the United States between 1877 and 1950—are realities that must be fully recognized and addressed in any process that hopes to combat racism.” The pastoral letter was accompanied by resources to educate Catholics about racism and its effects on education, employment, housing and migration; guides for clergy to lead discussions on race; and educational material for students at all levels.
The 25th congressional district which includes Rochester, NY and its surrounding suburbs is the second worst congressional district in t...
From "How the U.S. church can confront the legacy of slavery" in the October 14, 2019 issue of America Magazine by Olga Segur...
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