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Cultural Awareness

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) felt it important to ensure that the work we do is a true reflection of Christ’s body. As such, our first two goals are a commitment to inclusion of peoples of all ethnic backgrounds. This means that at a diocesan level, we need to respect the experiences of people by age, gender, abilities, generation and culture. As such, Bishop DiLorenzo has instructed the ethnic offices and the ethnic ministries advisory board to develop a strategic plan to integrate more cultural diversity into our diocesan commissions, advisory boards, and councils and provide opportunities for the diocesan staff to engage in activities that enhances their understanding of cultural diversity.

 Learn more – Building Cultural Competences

African American Affairs: American Holy Ones Hand in Hand

Asian Pacific Islanders Affairs: Article by Father Simon C. Kim, Ph.D.

Native American Catholic: Spirituality and Culture