Please feel free to use any of these resources to assist your efforts to address systemic racism and white supremacy. We also invite you to submit any materials you have created or action steps you have taken that may be added to this page to serve as a model for others.

Prayer for Reparations

NETWORK invites us all to pray this Prayer for Reparations throughout the Black History month of February 2023. It was composed by Sr. Eilis McCulloh, HM, Jarrett Smith, and Min. Christian S. Watkins, M.Div. (The prayer is below.)

Pledge of Solidarity

A set of pledges each of us can take to address racism. It is offered by members of the community impacted by the May 14, 2022, shooting in Buffalo, New York. (The pledge is below.)

Statements in Response to Buffalo Shooting of May 14, 2022

National Black Sisters Conference

“We speak their names that we might honor and never forget them. Aaron Sutter, 55; Pearly Young, 77; Celeste Chaney, 65; Ruth Whitfield, 86; Deacon Heyward Paterson, 67; Katherine Massey, 72; Roberta Drary, 32; Margus Morrison, 52; Andre Macknell, 53; and Geraldine Talley, 62.” (The pdf statement is located at the bottom of this page.)

National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus

“[W]e call upon all people of good will, but especially our Catholic brothers and sisters, to stand firm with the integrity that love demands. If you are truly pro-life, then speak, teach, pray and act against the growing tide of racism in our nation.” (The pdf statement is located at the bottom of this page.)

Atonement Prayer Service

Written by Anita Baird, DHM and Michelle Stachowiak, CSSF this resource provides suggestions for ritual environment and prayer language for use by LCWR Regions and others for us to acknowledge, as settlers, the occupation of Native lands and benefits derived from the enslavement of Africans for more than 240 years. (Click the pdf at the bottom of this webpage to access the prayer.)

Reckoning with Racism: A Lenten Journey

The Adrian Dominican Sisters undertook a study to reckon with the impact of racism and white supremacy in the admission and withdrawal of women of color. The study invited a congregation-wide examination and Lenten reflection on the story illuminating the reality that, during the community’s 135-year history, only six-African American women have entered and two remain. (Click the pdf at the bottom of this webpage to access the study.)