Dear People of God
The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is much aware of the problem of Racism which is still affecting the unity of our country, even after 20 years of democracy. The Catholic Church is determined to stand up against the problem and totally uproot it. There is no way that the church can achieve this mandate alone. All the people of God in and outside of South Africa are invited to stand up against Racism in all corners of our society.
As a response to the Bishops’ 2016 Pastoral Letter “A Call to Overcome Racism” you are humbly requested to be part of this mandate on all platforms of your daily engagements, such as your family, parish, deanery, diocese, work, etc. To assist you, the Bishops have produced the following documents below, which have been made available for download: Prayer Resources, a Discussion Guide, and Ten Things you can do to overcome Racism – available here in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.