The nativist and racial demagoguery of past year has revealed and emboldened the evil of racism. This evil continues to undermine the credibility of the Church and tears at the fabric of our schools, work places, neighborhoods, and city. It is the original sin of the American republic.
As part of our annual commemoration of Dr. King, I invite you to join me and the Racial Justice Sub-Committee of St. Ignatius and the Racial Justice Circle for a morning of reflection and shared insights on how we as people of faith can commit ourselves with new determination and skill to—in the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church—curb and eradicate racial discrimination as incompatible with God’s design.
As Dr. King said, ““Evil prevails when good people stand by and do nothing…In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
We will gather in Ignatian Hall from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM on Saturday 13 January. We are called to be a community of healers. We believe that the infinite power of God will order our steps and guide us in this effort.