Combating Racism Through Education and Prayer

“You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8

Let us pray for social justice and an end to racism.

Let us pray for social justice and an end to racism.

Learning about the death of George Floyd and the manner in which he died, was upsetting to many. We have all seen the aftermath in peaceful and not-so-peaceful protests. Recently, thousands of gathered in downtown Houston to peacefully protest the death of George Floyd and the larger issue: continuous acts of violence and indifference to human life rooted in racism.

Catholic Social Teaching compels us to treat one another with respect and dignity, because we are all equally a part of this world that God created. Many of the people we serve tell stories that make it clear that racism compounds the challenges they already face while living in poverty. These stories are heart breaking, but they serve as a call to action to find wholeness from racial division.

We encourage our communities to use this time to reflect on how each one of us can stand against the evil of racism and work for justice. Pray for justice. Pray for guidance about what you can do to support justice for our clients and for our world.

Below are some resources on combating racism, how to talk to children and mental health tips and information:

Catholic Resources

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops

Catholic Charities USA

National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Resources

Resources for Speaking to Children

Mental Health Resources

We are living in stressful times. If you’re feeling overly stressed or anxious, call us at 713.874.6590 to speak to a counselor, or view mental health tips and additional resources on our Counseling and Behavioral Health Clinic page.