National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) XII Pastoral Plan of Action - Read the Pastoral Plan of Action. . . which was developed by delegates who were appointed by bishops from every diocese in the United States. These women and men brought the concerns and needs of their local communities, and worked together to develop a list of pastoral priorities.
Share the Journey. . . is a USCCB, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Relief Services initiative that provides educational and pastoral resources that can help communities to support refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and around the world in a variety of ways, among other things. For more information, please visit the website.
National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life (NBCAL). . . provides a variety of resources each year for prayer and action for protecting human life and dignity on Abortion and All Acts of Violence Awareness Month (June). Additional resources, calendar, events and other opportunities to join the Church in prayerful advocacy for the gift of life in all forms can be found on their website.
Sr. Thea Bowman's Address to U.S. Catholic Bishops, 1989 below
Torture Awareness Month and International Day of Support of Victims of Torture
June is Torture Awareness Month and June 26 is the International Day of Support of Victims of Torture. The focus of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), a USCCB partner, now includes ending torture in U.S. prisons and campaigning against solitary confinement. Help end torture in U.S. policy, practice and culture by downloading a free toolkit of resources from NRCAT. . . .