People hold up placards in support of the Black Lives Matter movement as they take part in the inaugural Million People March march from Notting Hill to Hyde Park in London on August 30, 2020, to put pressure on the UK Government into changing the "UK's institutional and systemic racism". (Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP)
The Catholic Church in America must do more to enhance interactions between Catholics of different races, says Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington.The Washington archbishop urged the bishops to uphold the legacy set by religious leaders during the civil rights movement, Cruxnow.com reported.He was addressing a group of students, staff, and alumni from the University of Notre Dame on Aug. 21 as part of "Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary," a weekly lecture series.At the webinar, he said interracial dialogue should be organized in such a way that the participants should not feel that they are being "lectured at" or "put down.""We have to set up those kinds of conversations that speak the truth in love," he added.
"It wasn't just the African American kids that needed to see a Black bishop. It was the white kids that needed to see it," he told the webinar.