Those seeking a spirituality that engages the issues of racisms, ethnocentrism and religious bigotry can find an ongoing resource in the Racial Sobriety program. Many religious traditions and Christian denominations have used the program to support their confessional beliefs as they seek to bring their congregations, institutions and pastoral ministers into a commitment to the human family under God.

For those seeking an institutional approach such as education, community organization and global leadership, there are existing programs that can be presented in the context of biblical and confessional tenets. Go to the previous pages to review those offerings.

In the design of our programs, local religious leadership articulates the appropriate spirituality for racial sobriety in their tradition. The following list of past programs exhibit the range of vision and scope that our partners in ministry have realized.

Religious Leadership Programs

Assemblies for Religious Congregations

Certification in Racial Sensitivity for Presbyteral Ordination

Clinical Pastoral Education

Cultural Orientation for Pastoral Ministers From Other Countries

Diocesan Curia and Juridical Executive Leadership Retreats

Diocesan Renewal Series of Leadership Development at All Levels

Formation Programs in Seminaries, Convents and Diaconal Programs

International Conferences for Religious, Church NGO’s (in English, Spanish and Portuguese)

Jurisdiction Leadership Retreat Weekend

Mission Training for Oversees Assignment

Presbyteral Convocations (Week Long)

Regional Retreats for InterReligious Communities Collaborating on Justice Issues


Church, Congregation and Parish Programs

Changing Faces, Changing Faith Family
Building Bridges in our Faith Family (English and Spanish)
Lenten Program on Racial Sobriety
Confirmation Retreat Weekends
Parish Council Retreat
Parish Athletic Program In-Service


Personal Development

Preaching and Teaching Resources on the Sunday Gospel


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