In the wake of the horrific events of Charlottesville Va. on August 11-12, 2017, and the deeply troubling displays of hate speech, neo-Nazi and white supremacist ideologies, the recent pardoning of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, and the battle over the “sanctuary cities” law in Texas, the leadership of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS) and the Black Catholic Theological Symposium (BCTS) stand in solidarity as one body, with one voice to condemn the systemic violence, racism and legitimized hatred that diminish the integrity of the United States of America. We call for a united front of human dignity and civil rights for all who call these United States home.
Black Catholic Theological Symposium and Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States
"Achtus/BCTS Joint Statement: Racist Hate Crimes in the United States,"
Journal of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium: Vol. 10, Article 3.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/jbcts/vol10/iss1/3