One of the most foundational core values of the Franciscan tradition is a radical, deep, and sincere belief in the dignity and value of every human being. We encourage you to explore the resources below as we all aim to learn more and become better equipped as a community to break down all barriers to peace and unity.
Justice & Peace - The Franciscan Friars, Province of St. John the Baptist
Anti-Racism Reading List – National Catholic Reporter
Combatting Racism – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Justice, Peace & Human Development, Resources and Tools - USCCB
Racism and Diversity Resources – Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center
Anti-Racism Resources – Pax Christi USA
Racial Justice – Ignatian Solidarity Network
Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project – Jesuits Central and Southern
Racism, Inclusion, and Diversity – Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
We Are Each Other’s Curriculum – Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)
What Does it Mean to be a Black and Catholic? - Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA
The Danger of a Single Story - TED Talk by Chimamanda Adichie
God is Beyond Race and Gender - U.S. Catholic
Most High, Glorious God,enlighten the darkness of our minds.Give us a right faith, a firm hope and a perfect charity,so that we may always and in all things act according to Your Holy Will.Amen.
-St. Francis of Assisi