Racial Justice & Faith Pilgrimage
February 23, 2023
All Saints participated in the BRIDGE Racial Justice Faith Weekend by showing two videos ( Seek Justice and Expand Me, also shared on this site) at the 10:30 and 5:00 Masses on Sunday Feb. 19.
Father Tom Kessler and Father Jay Davidson addressed justice issues in the weekend’s 4 masses.
Rich Couture and Brenda Meyer encouraged faith communities to present their faith traditions for racial justice within their own congregations during the weekend and helped plan the U of E sponsored Community Prayer Service. There were 66 people who participated and of that group eleven attended All Saints. Rehema Mageto played guitar and sang as people gathered and Fatima Seib played violin selections to enhance prayer, reflection and meditation after each speaker.
We Need the Moral Compass for Justice – Rob Shelby, PhD, Vice President for Talent & Community and Chief Inclusion & Equity Officer, University of Evansville
Study Leads to Action – Ed Scharf, Vice President, Temple Adath B’nai Israel Chair, Social Action Committee
Address the Past for Healing Now! – Sophie Kloppenberg Senior at Mt. Vernon High School and justice advocate
A Call to Stand – Rev. Floyd Edwards, Mt. Olive Galilee Baptist Church, Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment (CAJE), human relations and housing advocate
All Mankind is from Adam and Eve – Humaad Khan, Youth Director, Islamic Society of Evansville
Dr. King’s Prayer: Social Justice Now! – Rev. Gerald Arnold President Emeritus, NAACP Evansville Branch, Senior Pastor, Independence Baptist Church, Program Staff, CenterPoint Energy YMCA