A Catholic Conversation on
Race, Religion & the March on Washington
August 25th, 12:30 PM
Sister Mary Peters, a leader of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice, may have said it best. Speaking to a fellow sister during the 1960s, she said, “Once you have marched in Selma, Sister, you can never stay home again.” These words must surely encapsulate the experience of many people of faith – including Catholics – who were called to Selma, to Mobile, to Memphis throughout the 60s and to Washington, DC on a hot August day in 1963.
We are called to continue the work of everyday Catholics who courageously illuminated our Catholic Social Justice Tradition in the 1960s. The critical events of this summer, the economic and social inequities amplified by the recession and its aftermath for the Black, Latino and other racial minority communities, and the recent inspiring words by the nation’s first African American president make A Catholic Conversation on Race and Religion and the March on Washington more important now than ever.
We hope A Catholic Conversation … may provide an impetus – with the help of the Holy Spirit – for similar conversations to take place in dioceses and parishes across the country.
- Date: August 25, 2013
- Time: 11:00 AM Mass
- 12:30 PM Panel Discussion
- Location: Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 206 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
- Hosted by: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Featured Guests for Moderated Panel and Q&A:
- John Carr – Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought & Public Life, Georgetown University
- Sister Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN – Executive Director, Pax Christi USA
- Monsignor Ray East – Pastor, St.. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church
- And others
* DISCLAIMER: The participation of the featured guests at this event is not an endorsement of their support for the event co-sponsors.
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At Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Co-sponsored by Catholic Democrats, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good & Pax Christi USA