Racial Justice in America
As a continuation of the Season for Social Justice here at Old St. Pat’s, we are using February to deeply examine racial justice. What does racial justice look like? What does a healthy conversation on racial justice feel like? And just how do we achieve it? There are no quick fixes, but there is real work for us to do as people of faith who seek justice. We invite you to participate in this month’s programming for an introduction to systemic racism.
Where do I start?
Read: Racial Justice and the Catholic Church by Fr. Bryan N. Massingale
This book can be purchased during the week at the Mission Center Offices at 711 W. Monroe or online.
Join us Sunday, March 3 for the first of two book discussions in the 711 W. Monroe Building, Rm. 25AB at 3:00 pm. The next book discussion will be Thursday, March 7 in the 711 W. Monroe Building, Rm. 25AB at 6:30 pm. Dr. Jon Nilson, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Theology, Loyola University Chicago, Consultant on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Archdiocese of Chicago and author of “Hearing Past the Pain: Why White Catholic Theologians Need Black Theology” – Paulist Press: November 2007, will facilitate each discussion.
Haven’t read the book? Not quite finished? Please know, all are welcome! We hope you can join us at a book discussion for important and rich dialogue.
Fr. Michael Pfleger Racial Justice Presentation
Thursday, Feb. 28 6:30 – 8 pm | 625 W. Adams
We are honored to welcome Fr. Michael Pfleger to Old St. Pat’s for a discussion on racial justice and the role of the Catholic Church.
Fr. Pfleger will lead us through an intriguing conversation enabling us to:
• Develop and hone our understanding of system-level racism.
• Connect the work of racial justice to our Catholic faith & Catholic Social Teaching principles.
• Explore ways we can continue the process of undoing racism individually and communally.