Archbishop Paul D. Etienne Creates Racial Justice and Cultural Diversity Commission
Commission to Advise Archdiocese on Belonging, Dignity and Justice
May 6, 2021
With the recent social unrest and increased divisiveness in our society, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne recognized the need to create an advisory group dedicated to racial justice. He formed a new Racial Justice and Cultural Diversity Commission to guide the Archdiocese of Seattle on issues and initiatives concerning intercultural competency and the sin of racism.
“As members of the Body of Christ, we must continue to break down prevailing attitudes and any expressions of racism — both in the Church and in our communities,” said Archbishop Etienne. “We will confront racism and injustice directly so that healing can occur. As Catholics, we are called to transform our institutions and society into
one that respects the dignity and rights of all people.”
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