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Rebuilding the Bridge: Solidarity Events

 

Do you know of upcoming events that celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and Catholic involvement? Let us know about it! Email us with the date, location, point of contact and link to the event webpage/announcement, if there is one.

(Please note that as we cannot publicize every event, priority will be given to national and diocesan events)

Resources: If you want suggestions on events for engaging, check out our 50 Ideas for Engaging. At your event, consider praying God of the Journey. Help us spread the word with this Promotional Flyer!

Masses Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March from Selma to Montgomery in the Archdiocese of Mobile
  • Mass on March 8, 2015 will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, which is located at 309 Washington Street, Selma, AL 36703. The Mass will begin at 10:00 A.M., with Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Archbishop of Mobile, as the principle celebrant.

  • Mass on March 24, 2015 will be celebrated at St. Jude Catholic Church, which is located at 2048 West Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36108.  The Mass will begin at 6:00 P.M., with Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Archbishop of Mobile, as the principle celebrant. 
The Campsite Experience at the City of St. Jude

The City of St. Jude is developing The Campsite 4 Experience to commemorate the marchers who passed through the city during the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March and recognize the contributions of the Catholic Church. More information, including how to contribute, is available on their website and on their promotional packet.

Virtual Classroom Experience February 14th and 28th

On February 14th and February 28th from 9:30am to 11:30am, Loyola Marymount University and the University of Dayton will co-host a forum on Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement which will be live streamed via African American Ministry at Loyola Marymount University's webpage. The event will be moderated by Cecilia A. Moore, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton.



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