Racial Justice:
What would Jesus want us to do?

Image of people of all races
Mission Statement
for the Racial Justice Ministry
of St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Calvert County, Maryland

What would Jesus want us to do?
This ministry promotes anti-racism:

The focus here is on racism as it affects Blacks in the U.S.
Racism in other countries, or applied to other races, is just as ugly.

Racism is a huge issue in American society today, causing violent upheaval and untold misery.

Here, we consider racism from the point of view of the Bible and Catholic social teaching, found, for example, in the US Catholic Bishops' statement Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism.

What did Jesus and the apostles tell us?

What does the Catholic Church say?

What do Black American Catholics say?

Please follow these links to find out more about racism in the U.S. and what we can do to combat it: