Human Rights

Asian American Women and Women’s History

Fact Sheet & Handout
Learn about the history of Asian American women in the United States and put this into the context of the anniversary of the spa shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2021 that killed six Asian American...

Catholic Nonviolence Initiative Lecture Series 2023

This resource is shared from the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative Lecture Series. The series and more information can also be found here - The video edits and summaries are...

In Memory of Japanese Internment Camps

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order that authorized the evacuation of all persons who were deemed a threat to national security along the West Coast to be...

Atoning for the Sins Against Indigenous People

A discussion guide based on the article, "Atoning for sins against Indigenous people begins with confronting the past. Red Cloud Indian School is showing the way." The article appeared in America...

Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church

Book Discussion Guide
This discussion guide is based on the book, Birth of Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church written by Olga M. Segura. This guide focuses primarily on the chapter titled, "The March for...

An Antidote to Despair Discussion Guide

Fact Sheet & Handout
A discussion guide that walks through an article from Commonweal Magazine highlighting Paul Farmer and his theology of accompaniment. The article, "An Antidote to Despair" ran in February 2022.

Let the Shooting End

Let the Shooting End is a prayer for an end to gun violence. This prayer was originally published by the Sisters of Mercy and is reprinted here with permission. Visit

Resource List on the Relations of Indigenous Peoples and Catholics

Fact Sheet & Handout
This resource list provides suggested books, articles, and videos that teach about the legacy of colonization and the genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada. In particular,...

Prayer for Juneteenth

This prayer commemorates June 19, 1865, when enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free, almost two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is symbolic...

Buffalo: A Prayer in a Time of Racism and Gun Violence

This is a prayer to remember the lives of the people who died in the Buffalo mass shooting and for all people affected by the sins of racism and gun violence.

Reflection: From Service to Kinship

Fr. Gregory Boyle has worked with young adults in the barrio of Los Angeles for over three decades. He founded Homeboy Industries, and he discusses the concept of kinship in much of his speaking and...

Prayer Service for Ukraine

Prayer Service
The Prayer Service for Ukraine is adapted from a prayer service of the Iona Community, Scotland. The prayer includes short readings and prayer intentions.