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Faith Groups Invoke Secular Ethics to Call for Civic Action against Hate Induced Violence

The statements of The Interfaith Center of New York and Bend the Arc, two major faith-based groups, in response to the Buffalo racist hate-crime massacre that took the lives of ten and seriously wounded three more, all but one African Americans, leave the religious response of “thoughts and prayers” to others, as they, as citizens, voice ethical and very practical calls to action, all of which fully respect the principle of “separation of church and state.” Both statements make points of fundamental concern to all citizens, and thereby, to peace education as a means of learning toward engagement in actions of civic responsibility.

Tauheedah Baker: undoing racism in the classroom

“If we want to see a more socially just society for all, we must first undo racism. We must start in the classroom, and teachers must indeed teach to change the world.” – Tauheedah Baker (2020)

Pax Christi USA recognizes Rev. Bryan N. Massingale with the 2021 Teacher of Peace Award

In her nomination of Rev. Massingale for the 2021 Teacher of Peace Award, Pearlette Springer, coordinator of the Pax Christi Anti-Racism Team, wrote: “Fr. Bryan has been a ‘teacher of peace’ most of his life, going above and beyond the norm to sustain efforts to address social injustices within the Catholic Church. … He continues to push the envelope in service to BIPOC and LGBTQ communities.”

Dismantling Systemic Racism Starts In Schools

Anti-racist teaching is not new, but it has picked up steam in recent years, with educators around the globe forming anti-racist educator collaboratives. And it now seems more urgent, as COVID-19 has exposed deep social and racial inequities.

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