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Vision: Our Lady Queen of Peace is a place for belonging for people of all races, cultures, and ethnicities. 

Mission: The Racial Justice Committee (RJC) is committed to following the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching to foster anti-racism through education, action, and prayer for ourselves, our church, and our community. 

The RJC collaborates with other like-minded organizations to:

  • Encourage parish participation in community events
  • Offer book/movie discussions and other small group educational experiences
  • Sponsor courses such as Nehemiah's Black History for a New Day and JustFaith's Sacred Land
  • Encourage racial justice themed prayer opportunities such as Taize Prayer, Stations of the Cross, and Lamentation prayer
  • Enhance the diversity of sacred art

The RJC meets on the fourth Monday of the month, 7:00-8:30pm in the Parish Center. We welcome you to join us! For more information, contact RJC co-chairs, Kathi Vos or Susan Kiernan. 


More Resources

Check out these books that are available in the QP parish library:

  • The Church and the Racial Divide by Edward Braxton, 2021
  • Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Fr. Gregory Boyle, 2011
  • The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness by Fr. Gregory Boyle, 2021
  • Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African American Priest by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, 2018
  • A Time of Terror: A Survivor's Story by James Cameron, 2016
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone, 2013
  • Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood by Michael Heinlein, 2021
  • A White Catholic's Guide to Racism and Privilege by Daniel P. Horan, 2021
  • That They May Be One: Catholic Social Teaching on Racism, Tribalism, and Xenophobia by Dawn M. Nothwehr, 2008
  • Citizens of a Stolen Land: A Ho-Chunk History of the Nineteenth Century United States by Stephen Kantrowitz, 2023
  • Thea Bowman: In My Own Words by Maurice Nutt, CSsR
  • How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith, 2021
  • Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman by Charlene Smith and John Feister, 2012
  • Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle by Shannen Dee Williams, Ph.D, 2022