Welcome to our page, managed by your fellow parishioners who serve on St. Dominic’s Racial Equity Task Force. Our task force’s theme for the year is “Who is my neighbor?” – in keeping with the parable of the Good Samaritan. In this familiar story, Jesus makes it clear that everyone around us qualifies as our neighbor, regardless of race, creed or economic status. During 2023, we’ve asked members of our Task Force to record short videos where they introduce themselves and reflect on the “Who is my neighbor” theme. We look forward to sharing these videos with you and allowing our members to tell you in their own words why they feel called to be champions of diversity, equity and inclusion at St. Dominic Church.
Our Racial Equity Task Force works to make St. Dominic Church an inclusive, welcoming space for all members of our community. We believe that “if racial justice and peace will ever be attained, it must begin in the church,” in the words of University of Dayton history professor Shannen Dee Williams. We seek to live our faith out loud, by building an anti-racist Catholic community at St. Dominic and increasing dialogue among parishioners about the realities of systemic racism.