#ShortNews: Church in US needs to take more decisive action against racism

Since 1979, the study found, only 18 percent of U.S. bishops had issued statements condemning racism. Of those, very few addressed systemic racism. In addition, the study noted that many diocesan seminaries and ministry formation programs were inadequate in terms of their incorporation of the history, culture and traditions of the black community.

The committee has begun with the reality, as expressed in “Brothers and Sisters to Us,” that “Racism is a sin: a sin that divides the human family…and violates the fundamental human dignity of those called to be children of the same Father.”

Read More: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2018/01/25/usccb-anti-racism-committee-will-seek-improve-churchs-role-racial-relations

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