Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Webinar discusses pastoral letter about racism

This Saturday, June 5, the Office for Catholic Social Ministry in the Diocese of Hartford will conclude its year-long webinar series on the U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter against racism with a free two-hour virtual conference from 10 a.m. to noon.

The conference will provide “a broadened understanding of racism as a life issue and our role and responsibility in developing and nurturing anti-racist attitudes to address the sin of racism.”


The keynote address by New Orleans Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri is titled “Addressing Racism in Contemporary Culture.” There will also be prayer and workshop options. 


One workshop discusses the question, “If we Catholics are pro-life than why don’t we turn out for Black Lives Matter the way we do for the March for Life?”

In this workshop, Rev. Ryan Lerner, Chaplain for Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale University, reflects on ministry and heeding the call to conversion during the summer of racial reckoning, and the turn from 2020 into 2021.

The other workshop addressed the question, “Biased? Who me?”


It is led by Nicole Miller, who currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Goodwin University where she moderates various panels, conversations, and trainings on anti-racist and anti-bias teaching practices. She also is a diversity trainer for the Anti-Defamation League.  


For more schedule, more information, or to register, click here.


Video recordings of the previous webinars are available here.

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