Racial Justice

Prayer for Juneteenth

Prayer
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

Prayer
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.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Film Discussion Guide
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is a documentary about the Catholic writer’s life. Use this film discussion guide to accompany a viewing of the film.

WebQuest: Black American Poets, Writers, and Painters

Activity
This activity invites students to learn about the contributions of Black poets, writers, and painters by researching answers to questions online.

Video: Lead Us, Lord

Video
This is a video adaptation of the prayer Lead Us, Lord. This prayer asks for the grace to move from complacency to action, from building walls of division to creating bridges of unity, and from...

Prayer to Deliver us from the Legacy of Slavery and Racism

Prayer
December 2 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Use this resource in your prayer today, for global deliverance from the sins of racism and slavery.

Prayer for Racial Justice

Prayer
This prayer recognizes that our history is one of resistance to God's call of inclusion and that this resistance continues to the present. We ask God for mercy and healing and that our words and...

The New Teachers

Prayer
The Catholic Church continues to grapple with its role in the legacy of Indigenous boarding schools and colonization. This prayer invites us to open our eyes to our colonizing ways and to the...

Prayer for My White Colleagues in Education

Prayer
This prayer invites white educators to wallow in their discomfort as a first step on a journey toward systemic change that includes looking at the history of their institutions with new eyes and...

Setting Norms for Challenging Conversations

Fact Sheet & Handout
This series of resources provides professional development for anyone who would like to learn how to set norms for culturally relevant and challenging conversations in their classroom or community....

Conversations on Race in the Classroom: Gallery Walk

Activity
Conversations about race are more crucial now than ever, and it is important to know how to facilitate these conversations in a classroom. In this series, Justin White and Br. Ken Homan, S.J. share...

Lead Us, Lord

Prayer
This prayer asks for the grace to move from complacency to action, from building walls of division to creating bridges of unity, and from apathy to compassion. We pray that justice, dignity, and...