The Church and Racism: Towards a More Fraternal Society (2001)

The Church and Racism: Towards a More Fraternal Society (2001)

This book is the update to the original Italian text "La Chiesa di fronte al razzismo. Per una società più fraterna" published in 1988.

Racial prejudice or racist behaviour continues to trouble relations between persons, human groups and nations. Public opinion is increasingly incensed by it. Moral conscience can by no means accept it. The Church is especially sensitive to this discriminatory attitude.

In 1988, the Holy Father requested that the then Pontifical Commission “Iustitia et Pax” publish a detailed document entitled The Church and Racism: Towards a More Fraternal Society. Since that time, the situation calls for further observations on the part of the Holy See. Therefore, on the occasion of the World Conference in Durban, South Africa, from 31 August - 7 September 2001, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace decided to republish the document The Church and Racism.: Towards a More Fraternal Society, with the addition of an introductory update.


Introductory update

I - Racist Behaviour Throughout history

II - Forms of Racism Today

III - Dignity of every Race and the Unity of Humankind:

The Christian Vision

IV - Contribution of Christians, in Union with Others, to Promoting Fraternity and Solidarity Amongst Races


The book can be downloaded HERE 

24 July 2018