Recent events in the Twin Cities and across the nation shine a harsh light on the systemic racism and injustices that too many must confront every single day of their lives—systems that all of us must actively work to dismantle. Catholic Social Teaching tells us that charity and justice must go hand in hand, which is why our mission is to serve those most in need AND to advocate for justice in the community.
With the support of the Catholic Charities Executive Team and the Board of Directors, a cross-agency committee leads the organization efforts to address racial equity and social justice in all that we do. We invite you to join us on this journey.
We can’t all do everything, but we can all do something.
One of the first and most critical steps we can all take on our collective journey to racial equity and social justice is to learn our own history and from the experience of others. We’ve curated a list of books, podcasts, movies and videos to help us all take that step.
It’s also critical that we have the tough conversations. Wherever you or your community may be along this journey, Catholic Charities creates spaces for people to learn and engage the issues we face.