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Confronting Racism in Faith


As the world comes together in solidarity, questions are being asked on how we can move forward and properly address issues of racial inequality. This is why Catholic Charities of New York, along with our co-hosts UJA-Federation of New York and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) invites you to take part in a honest conversation with our interfaith and multiracial partners. Join us as we confront racism in faith.

The LIVE video appears at the top of this page for your viewing. 

When: Friday, June 19, 2020 • 1:30 pm 
This important discussion will address:

  • What is the historical relationship between religion and racism?
  • How can people of faith respond to the current moment?
  • What role can and should faith play


  • Deacon Rodney Beckford, Catholic Charities Community Services
  • Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
  • Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Middle Collegiate Church
  • Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein, Community Scholar 


  • Jennifer Jones Austin, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

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