Racial justice - Maryland Catholic Conference

racial justice


The Catholic faith, and the policy positions that flow from our faith, is founded upon the belief that every person has inherent dignity: 

"United, we seek healing, harmony and solutions that recognize that every person has been created in the image of God and that every person possesses human dignity. ...[T]he Catholic Bishops of Maryland have stood firmly in our support of laws that sought to bring about justice and an end to unequal treatment based on race.

"This includes access to health and maternal care, meaningful educational opportunities, prison reforms, restorative justice initiatives, housing anti-discrimination efforts, juvenile justice reforms, and ending the grossly disparate practice of capital punishment." - Catholic Bishops of Maryland, 2020

Maryland's (arch)bishops on racial justice


Additional resources on racial justice

Prayers, statements, videos, study resources, and more for individuals and groups:

"This way of discarding others can take a variety of forms ... a readiness to discard others finds expression in vicious attitudes that we thought long past, such as racism, which retreats underground only to keep reemerging. Instances of racism continue to shame us, for they show that our supposed social progress is not as real or definitive as we think."

Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, 20