‘No Easy Answers To Racial Divide’ by Bishop DiMarzio

July 20, 2016 – Excerpted from Put Out Into the Deep, Bishop DiMarzio’s column in The Tablet:

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

Last week, under the leadership of the communication office of the Diocese of Brooklyn, a solidarity rally was held at Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, where we brought together the community, especially the New York City Police Department and our African-American members, in an effort to pray together for peace and calm in the present situation.

The ecumenical ceremony brought together representatives of the major religions: Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh and Islamic. Prayer in times of crisis is always important, not only as we petition God for peace and calm, but also as we come to better understand our own feelings and motivations so that we can act with the calm and peace necessary for a peaceful society.

Read the full text of the Bishop’s column on The Tablet website.