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At a U.S. bishops' national forum on young adult ministry, a youth ministry coordinator said that ministers and leaders should be empowering young adults to work towards dismantling systemic racism.
Much of Thomas Merton's writing on civil rights remained an afterthought, until the murder of George Floyd in May, and subsequent protests. 2020 has seen Catholics return to Merton's words on race.
At the conclusion of each Mass at St. Francis Xavier, a Jesuit church in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, people are invited to recite a pledge to uphold racial justice.
Commentary: Today, decades after the civil rights movement, I often wonder how I would have participated during that time if I had not been a young child. Growing up, I knew that my faith community was larger than my local Alabama Catholic parish.