The LCWR took this Resolution at its 2016 Assembly:

“Following in the footsteps of Jesus, we commit ourselves to examine the root causes of injustice, particularly racism, and our own complicity as congregations, and to work to effect systemic change 

In an effort to address the issue of racism the GCRT offers the following as ways to enter the conversation. 


If your racism is unconscious you are a problem: Reflections of a Recovering Racist by Sister Nancy Schreck, OSF

LCWR Assembly Confronts Racism and Religious Life

The Origins of Privilege by Joshua Rothman


Hidden Figures
Movie about discrimination of African American women mathematicians employed by  in NASA in 1960’s. Click here for a short review.


America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis, 2016

Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Break the Silence, by Laurie M Cassidy and Alexander Mikulich, 2007


Pax Christi USA  (Many resources can be found by clicking on Work for Peace With Racial Justice)

Click here to download a copy Strategies for Lighting Our Carbon Footprint

The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly to do it because it is his will.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton