In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Pope Francis decried the sin of racism, saying, "We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life." He addressed racism again in his recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, describing it as "a virus that quickly mutates and, instead of disappearing, goes into hiding, and lurks in waiting" (§20).
The Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity will host a free, three-part webinar series through spring 2021 addressing the integral relationship between racial justice and the culture of life, from conception to natural death.
This webinar series is intended for a general audience and designed to assist anyone in more effectively advocating for a just society which supports human flourishing for every man, woman, and child. Each session will begin with a 45 minute talk, followed by time for Q&A. This series will be recorded and available for viewing later.
Our first featured speaker is:
February 3, 2021- 1:00 p.m. EST/ 10:00 a.m. PDT
"Racism: The Perduring Assault Against Human Life and Dignity”
What is racism? Why is it evil? What are its origins in the US? Why did the end of slavery and the establishment of civil rights not end racism? How do any of these impact and intersect with the pro-life movement?