Racial Justice Resources

Black Lives Matter

University Ministry stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all who are rising up for an end to racism, anti-Black hatred, White supremacy, violence and police brutality. We stand in prayerful humility with a deep desire for spiritual transformation so desperately needed in our communities. We especially stand with our students experiencing increased fear, anxiety, grief and stress as a result of everything happening in our country and world. 

We offer these
resources for prayer & education for racial justice and encourage all members of our community to commit to education, reflection, and action.

We encourage members of the USF community to visit the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach (DECO): Classes, Workshops & Resources


Resources for Prayer & Reflection

Ignatian Prayer Vigil for Lamentation and Racial Justice - Thursday, June 25 from 8-9 PM ET

Ignatian Solidarity Network

Xavier University Jesuit Resources


Articles & Statements

Statement from the Loyola House Jesuit Community

AJCU Statement on Racial Violence


Protesting, preaching and praying
An interview with Donal Godfrey, S.J.

The Church Must Make Reparation
by Shannen Dee Williams

The Assumptions of White Privilege and What We Can Do About It

By Bryan Massingale

Statement on the National Crisis
By Clarence Jones


The Anti-Racism 5-Week Challenge
By the Mercy Volunteer Corps


Required Reading: A Black Catholic Syllabus
By the editors of U.S. Catholic


Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources


Audio & Video

Worship of a False God
An Interview with Bryan Massingale

Professor Ibram X. Kendi on why it’s not enough to admit when you’re being racist: “Challenge those racist ideas”

By Vox

Talks to Help You Understand Racism in America
By TED

Fr. Bryan Massingale: How the church can combat racism and white privilege

Unlocking Us: Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist
Brené Brown Podcast

5 Podcasts To Listen To If You Really Want To Know About Race In America

11 Movies that Confront American Racism

Systemic Racism Explained
By act.tv


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