Anti-Racism, Cultural Awareness and Supporting the Dignity of All People

Anti-Racism work is pastoral work – therefore, much of the work towards equity, dignity and justice can be found in the Catholic Faith and Mission Effectiveness areas of this website. This page is for resources tied to work being done in our Seattle Archdiocese in the Chancery, in subcommittees, through faith leadership, and onsite in our Catholic schools. This list is not exhaustive nor is it inclusive of all the work being done throughout our school deaneries. However, this is a start for any school looking to start the conversations about how to integrate equity work into Catholic Social Teaching and the mission of their academic programs.


Resources from the USCCB and Catholic Church Leaders: 

Archdiocese of Seattle Racial Justice and Cultural Diversity website

USCCB Ad-Hoc Committee Against Racism

Faith Formation Online Resources for Anti-Racist Work

Open Wide Our Hearts Pastoral Letter

Archbishop Etienne’s Letter “A Call to Address Racism” 2020

Father Bryan Massingale Rebukes Racial Injustice in Church and in Society

Pope John Paul II’s encyclical “Sollicitudo Rei Socialis.


Resources for School Leaders:

Catholic Social Teaching is Not Critical Race Theory PPT

Practical Steps for Eradicating Racism – An Invitation


Resources for Teachers: 

Making it Meaningful: Interrupting Biased Comments in the Classroom (

Courageous Conversations Protocol – Engaging in Meaningful Talks with Students and Staff

An article on CRT in Catholic and Jesuit schools that refers to the usefulness of Catholic Social Teaching and Gaudium et Spes

In addition, here are some starting points for supporting the good work that our Catholic leaders have been advocating for years:


Resources from Catholic education partners:

University of Portland – Recommendations and Resources for Racial Equity in Education