May 29, 2020

Posted by ICTC on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 7:51 AM PDT

Sign of the Times

On behalf of the ICTC, we share in the grief and outrage of the recent racist events happening in our country. We offer you a statement by Pax Christi USA, a national Catholic peace movement: "The racism that is at the heart of these incidents penetrates every aspect of life in the United States, seeding the terror that threatens communities of color and disfigures all our humanity." We are outraged and heartbroken over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others which reveal a complete disregard for the lives and dignity of Black People and other People of Color in our nation.

Here is a selection of Catholic responses to these events:

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition stands in solidarity with the oppressed and we commit ourselves to working to dismantle systemic racism. This weekend we observe Pentecost, which celebrates the gift of God's spirit that brings us together as one people. Let us use this theme of Pentecost as a lens in which we can understand and approach what is happening, and has been happening over time, as we work for justice.

As we conclude our programming for the year, we invite you to visit the pages below and to watch the videos from this spring, which highlight our mission of "engagement at the crossroads where faith and reason, religion and culture, and church and world meet."  

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