We Cry Out for Racial Justice!
The founder of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd stated that each person is worth the whole world.
Unfortunately, because of personal and institutional racism, we often fail to recognize the infinite value of each person.
At a time of rising racial tension in our nation, we, as staff of the National Advocacy Center, re-commit ourselves to opposing racism in all its forms.
With renewed energy, we will seek reform in our criminal justice system and in our immigration system. We oppose disparate sentencing based on race. We oppose denying admittance of refugees based on their religion. In terms of immigration, with Pope Francis we will work to build bridges not walls.
We pledge to continue to bring the human dimension to the political discussion.
United to End Racism Rally -- Act. Confront. Transform.
April 4 was the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. Tragically, Dr. King's work remains unfinished.
NAC joined with many others of good faith to show our collective commitment to ending racism. On this 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, Larry Couch expressed appreciation for the chance to play a small part in carrying forward Martin Luther King, Jr.'s spirit.
NAC was honored to serve as an official endorser of the Rally.
We pledge to finish the work of dismantling racism in:
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Statements on Charlottesville
Reflect & Commit
As Catholic organizations committed to building God’s beloved community we confess our own complicity and that of our organizations and our Catholic Church in the institutional racism that continues to plague our society.
We invite our communities to seriously reflect on making a commitment to:
1) Participate in racial solidarity training;
2) Create spaces for truth and reconciliation in our homes, organizations, and parishes;
3) Engage in training in nonviolent conflict transformation;
4) Promote programs of unarmed civilian peacekeepers in our communities; and
5) Require substantive ongoing de-escalation training for police officers.
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Then Rise Up & Act for Justice.
We see our history and what is happening even today.
We hear the pleas of our brothers and sisters.
We too are crying out for racial justice.
Rise up and act for justice with us!