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Hearing God’s Call For Racial Reconciliation: The History of Institutional Racism

Sunday, February 18th, 2018 4:00 PM

With racial reconciliation a Lenten focus area for the Archdiocese, the Faith in Action Committee is hosting a six week Lenten reflection and discussion group on racism.

On Sunday February 18,  Fr. Bill Kempf will lead our discussion as we reflect both on his homily on racism as well as Terry Jones’ February 7 presentation about why St. Louis is so segregated. Join us even if you did not attend the Feb 7 talk. We will share handouts, do a brief recap, and promise a fruitful conversation on both topics!

We will begin immediately after 4PM vespers.

If you would like to dig deeper into the historical perspective of racism ahead of time, here are some highly recommended documentaries for further learning and study:

  • The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (on Amazon)
  • 13th by Ava DuVernay (on Netflix)

A light, Lenten dinner of soup and crackers will be available for a donation every Sunday evening at our discussion series.  Instead of eating a full dinner, this small, simple meal will served as a way of eating alongside the poor. Proceeds will benefit St. Patrick Center as well as other charities who serve those in need.

Dates for the rest of the series:

Sunday February 25
Sunday March 4
Sunday March 11
Sunday March 18
Sunday March 25

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