Confronting Whiteness and Racism Working Group

Statement on Racism and Commitment to Direct Action
by the US Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph

Listen and Learn

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Other resources for learning about racism and white supremacy.


Prayer to End Racism

Prayer for a Violent Nation


What you can do right now.

How do you get from diversity to inclusion? Ask these 4 questions about your meetings.

Mission and Goals

The Confronting Whiteness and Racism Working Group is dedicated to raising awareness of the effects of racism in ourselves, our systems, our society, and discerning how we are called to build the Beloved Community, based on love, justice, and equal opportunity for all. 

Building community is based in “noticing that something more beautiful comes from us being together rather than trying to do it alone. 

Action plan for 2022-2023: 

  • Pray regularly for anti-racism to reach deep within our hearts, souls and bodies. 
  • Alert each other about anti-racism events and attend as we are able. 
  • Invite each other to get together and do specific anti-racism actions.  
  • Join in partnership with other people who are leading this work (e.g. support work by Dr. Artika Tyner, Resmaa Menakem, help with Tekakwitha Conference, etc.). 
  • Share books/resources 

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