To further our own understanding and that of St. Margaret of Scotland parishioners of the effects of racism, its history in St. Louis, and the unjust impact that racism has had and continues to have on persons of color.
To critically examine our own participation as a predominantly white, Catholic parish in the loss of human dignity experienced by our Black and Brown neighbors.
To recognize the reality of white privilege, to act towards its permanent eradication, and to work towards equity and dignity for all persons created in God’s own image.
St. Margaret’s Stands Against Racism
In 2022, after months of writing, editing, and consulting with parishioners the Racial Equity committee published our parish Statement Against Racism. The publication was followed with a parish-wide meeting and printed reflections from parishioners in our Sunday bulletin during Black History month, 2023.