African American Affairs E-Newsletter
  August 2017 
Peace be with you!


Donna Grimes
Assistant Director of African American Catholics

National Black Catholic Congress XII

National Black Congress Congress XII highlights, videos and documents can be found at this NBCC link.  Stay tuned for details about ordering a replica of the mural displayed at Congress. 

Recognize peace in our communities annual observance on September 9, 2017.  Find  resources  after August 15. 

The 14th Annual Black Catholic Men's Conference

The 14th Annual Black Catholic is on October 5-8, 2017 in Miami, FL. See attached flyer for details. 
Pan African Women's Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN)

Pan African Women's Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN) continued its international consultation in July 2017 in Bossey Switzerland.  

Dr. Kimberly Lymore of the Archdiocese of Chicago represented Catholic women from the United States.  We are invited to implement this important work in our local communities.  Read Dr. Lymore's interview

Implementing the Pastoral Letter on Racism

Implementing the Pastoral Letter on Racism is seeking recommendations for strategies to implement the message. Click here to furnish input to Donna Grimes. Your response is requested by August 31, 2017.

Save the Date for BICM Training of Trainers Workshop

Save the date for Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) Training of Trainers workshop! This is a biannual offering to prepare presenters to conduct USCCB's Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) seminar. The dates are February 15-17, 2018, during the Mid-Atlantic Congress in Baltimore, MD. 



US Conference of Catholic Bishops - 
Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church (SCDC)
Donna Toliver Grimes, Assistant Director 
Subcommittee on African American Affairs
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