2019 marks the 400th Anniversary of Black enslavement in the United States. Please join Pax Christi USA and the Episcopal Church on August 25th to continue the long walk to freedom and the critical work of racial healing. See details from Pax Christi below.
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From: Pax Christi USA – Sr. Anne-Louise Nadeau
Subject: Celebrate the National Day of Healing to Commemorate 400 Years of African American History and Culture
Dear Faithful Members of Pax Christi USA:
On behalf of the Pax Chisti Anti-Racism Team, we are joining with the members of the Episcopal Church on August 25 to participate in a Healing Day of National Bell Ringing. Please read this letter from the Episcopal Church for more details and information >>> click here.
We are inviting you to contact your local Catholic parish asking them to toll their church bells at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, to commemorate the 400 years of African History and Culture in the US and to continue (or begin) the work of racial healing.
If, wherever we are on Aug. 25, individually or as a community, we could find a bell somewhere in our homes and walk out on our porches, patios, yards, or open a window, and ring that bell for the liberation of our brothers and sisters too long denied human dignity and human rights.
Thank you for ringing a bell for long-deserved freedom.
Sr. Anne-Louise Nadeau
Interim Executive Director, Pax Christi USA
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Sisters Home Visitors of Mary supporters may also wish to read the The 1619 Project, a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.