A Journey Together: Tools

Programs, Learning Spaces, and Ministry Formation Tips
Racial justice ministries provide an opportunity for communities to learn, engage, and work together for transformational change. In this section we highlight useful ministry formation models, programs, and learning spaces.

“Mindful of its duty to be the advocate for those who hunger and thirst for justice’s sake, the church cannot remain silent about the racial injustices in society and its own structures…”

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Brothers and Sisters to Us

A Journey Together: Ministry

In this section, we highlight several noteworthy active racial justice ministries and collaboratives at both the parish and diocesan levels. Select work products are also highlighted.

Overcoming Racism Initiative, San Diego Diocese
My Church, My Story: 2020 Report,” San Diego Diocese
All May Be One, Los Angeles Diocese
Racial Justice Ministry, St. Ignatius Parish, San Francisco
Racial Justice Discernment Series, St. Ignatius Parish, San Francisco
Racial Justice Book Talk with Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ, St. Ignatius Parish, San Francisco
Confront the Sin of Racism, St. Louis Diocese Catholic Racial Justice Collaborative
Recommended Resources, St. Louis Diocese Catholic Racial Justice Collaborative
Racial Justice Resources, The Church of St. Francis Xavier
Social Justice Resources, Knights of Peter Claver

“Let the church speak out, not only in the assemblies of the bishops, but in every diocese and parish in the land, in every chapel and religious house, in every school, in every social service agency and in every institution that bears the name Catholic.”

United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
Brothers and Sisters to Us” (1979)

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Recorded program information meeting: “This Land is Not Our Own – Seeking Repair Alongside Indigenous.” JustFaith

Recorded lecture: Fr. Bryan Massingale, “Redeeming the Soul of a Nation,” UCSD, Nov. 15, 2023.

“The invitation we give to celebrate Peace resounds as an invitation to practise Justice: ‘Justice will bring about Peace’ (Cf: Is 32:17). We repeat this today in a more incisive and dynamic formula: ‘If you want Peace, work for Justice.’”

Saint Pope Paul VI
Day of Peace (1972)

Environment Justice Victory for Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

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