PROGRAM CELEBRATES CARDINAL’S PASTORAL LETTER ON RACISM
Stories of Race, Stories of Place, Stories of Grace
Chicago, IL (February 20, 2008) – The sixth and final presentation of Stories of Race, Stories of Place, Stories of Grace, a program designed to explore racism’s impact on individuals and institutions, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 at St. Raymond de Penafort Parish, 301 S. I-Oka Ave. in Mt. Prospect.
Presented by renowned storyteller Susan O’Halloran utilizing music and song, Stories of Race, Stories of Place, Stories of Grace is based on a series of stories that highlight the four types of racism Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, addressed in his 2001 Pastoral Letter, Dwell In My Love.
Stories of Race, Stories of Place, Stories of Grace is open to all family members 10 and older, and will include a reflective dialogue session and a free-will offering. The program is co-sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office for Racial Justice and Catholics United for Racial Justice, and is partially supported by Angel’s Studio, a communications ministry of the Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word, and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
During January and February the program has been presented in churches in five of the six archdiocesan vicariates in Cook and Lake counties. For more information, please call Sr. Lois Prebil at 708-442-3414.