NCEA Statement on Human Life and Dignity after Charlottesville

The NCEA offers our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives as a result of the recent attack in Charlottesville. We echo the response of the USCCB as they call on all people of goodwill to join in prayer and unity following these terrible events. We stand against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism. We stand with our sisters and brothers united in the sacrifice of Jesus, by which love's victory over every form of evil is assured.

We know that students of all ages may have many questions, and we have provided several resources which can provide guidance to help address issues of intolerance, racism and the consequences of hate.

Let us remember what our Holy Father Pope Francis teaches us: "The most effective antidote to every form of violence is education about discovering and accepting difference as richness and fertileness."

Resources

USCCB President and Domestic Justice Chairman Call for Prayer and Unity in Response to Deadly Charlottesville Attack

President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Calls for Calm amid Violent Protests in Charlottesville

USCCB Section on Racism

After Charlottesville: Teaching about Racism, Anti-Semitism and White Supremacy: Resources for Educators and Parents/Family Members

NCSS Response to the Tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia


Note: These resources provided above were recommended by NCEA members for informational purposes only. Inclusion here does not imply endorsement or approval by NCEA.