African American Affairs E-Newsletter
July/August 2016
Summer Greetings! Find news of upcoming events and links to resources.
Thank you,
Donna Toliver Grimes
Assistant Director of African American Cathoics
USCCB President Establishes Special Task Force and Day of Prayer on September 9, 2016

USCCB's president, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, has established a special task force to promote peace in our communities in response to recent incidents of violence and racial tension.

Daniel Rudd Fund 2016 Grant Cycle is now open! 
The Daniel Rudd fund is open! Visit the web page to apply online before 5 pm on September 1, 2016.
National Association of Black Catholic Administrators (NABCA) annual meeting   

Will be hosted by the Diocese of Camden on September 14-16, 2016. Visit the web page for details.
Men to Men National Black Catholic Men's Conference   

October 6-9, 2016 in Philadelphia. Visit the web page for details or call Father Chester Smith at 317-523-0900. 

2016 National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM)


Is calling Youth Ministers, Directors of Religious Education and anyone working with youth to attend on December 1-3, 2016 in San Jose, CA. Visit web page for details. 


Urban Education Matters


IBCS Symposium at Xavier University of Louisiana on October 21-22, 2016. Check website at for updates. 

Supply of Bishop Photos Exhausted


Plans are underway to obtain a new photo of the African American bishops ... stay tuned.

Read the bishop's statement Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship to clarify and understand the rights and responsibilities of civic participation informed by gospel values.  
Support the Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa
Find out what this optional collection supports and whether your diocese participates.  You can also contribute on your own. Visit the web page for details.   

Check out the African American Affairs web pages often for updates!


Remember to visit the African American Affairs web pages often for updates. Check out the latest resources - 50 Ideas for Engaging Catholics in the 50th Anniversary Project and Take Into Account Various Situations and Cultures also known as Bishop Edward K. Braxton's "Barbershop Talk" and other resources.   


US Conference of Catholic Bishops - Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church
Donna Toliver Grimes, Assistant Director for African American Affairs
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