The Black Lives Matter movement is coming up to its 10th anniversary next year, so it’s hardly in its beginning stages.
The key to better relations between the police and the public might be found at a small theater located in a former Sunday school in Fort Greene, thanks to Irondale Ensemble Project, a theater groupp.
In September Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced the introduction of a new Catholic social justice curriculum that will be incorporated into religion classes in all schools, Catholic academies, and religious education programs in the diocese.
Today, on the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd – a Black man killed by police officer Derek Chauvin — Catholic leaders reflect on the renewed attention paid to racial justice this past year and acknowledge the essential role of the Church on the long road ahead.
After the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd late Tuesday, April 20, Catholic Church leaders said America needs to continue to work on the issue of racial justice.
A jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts April 20 for the death of George Floyd, after deliberating for about 10 hours over two days.
Just before 8 a.m. March 22, nine people gathered outside St. Olaf Parish in downtown Minneapolis in a garden dedicated to St. Francis to pray that saint’s famous prayer: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”
Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis prayed March 7 for peace and justice in the upcoming trial of a white former city police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, an African American. He died while in police custody last May.
When the U.S. bishops decided to continue with their annual fall meeting despite a pandemic, they took it online, shortened its length but also its scope, leaving only the most essential matters on the to-do list.And at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2020 fall meeting, racism was part of that essential business.
Amid the ongoing racial reckoning taking place in the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd, parishioners of St. Martin de Porres Parish gathered on Nov. 8 for a Feast Day Mass for their patron saint in an atmosphere of faith, love, and hope.