Responding to the Sin of Racism – Multiple Events Offered in May and June
There were several opportunities to reflect on themes offered in the November 2018 Pastoral Letter Against Racism “Open Wide Our Hearts – the Enduring Call to Love” issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Events, were a collaborative effort by Catholic Charities, the Diocesan of Charlotte African American Affairs Ministry, and the Sisters of Mercy.
- MORGANTON…Monday, May 6 Event at St. Borromeo Catholic Church…Sr. Cora Marie Billings, RSM, Member of the Sisters of Mercy Institute Anti-Racism Transformation Team, spoke on “Saved by Grace in Striving for a More Racially Just Church and Society”
- CHARLOTTE…Saturday, May 11 Event at St. Gabriel Catholic Church… “Responding to the Sin of Racism,” with presentations by Donna Toliver Grimes, Assistant Director, Office of African American Affairs, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Deacon Clarke Cochrane (from St. Peter Catholic Church)
- ASHEVILLE…Thursday, May 23 Event at St. Eugene Catholic Church…Ralph McCloud, the U.S. Bishops Catholic Campaign for Human Development Director, will speak on “The Intersection of Poverty, Wealth and Race in America – A Review of Current Data and Research”
- GREENSBORO…Saturday, June 15 Event. Sr. Cora Marie Billings, RSM, Member of the Sisters of Mercy Institute Anti-Racism Transformation Team, will speak on “Saved by Grace in Striving for a More Racially Just Church and Society”. St. Mary’s Catholic Church 1414 Gorrell St Greensboro NC. R
May 23 2019 Event at St. Eugene Catholic Church (bilingual flyer).doc May 11 2019 Event at St. Gabriel Catholic Church – Responding to the Sin of Racism May 6 2019 Event at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.docJune 15 2019 Event St Mary Greensboro