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In Loving Memory of Sr. Bea


NOVEMBER 29, 2000



Black Catholics Celebrate

Human Rights Day



On Sunday, December 10, 2000, people across the world will commemorate Human Rights Day, established to remember the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


To mark this day the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life, will have a 6:30 PM Eucharistic Prayer Service at the Holy Mother of God Chapel Shrine of Saint Josephine Bakhita located at St. Clare Friary 440 West 36th Street Manhattan.


This year Black Catholics will be invited through prayers and action to reflect on the human rights issues confronting their sisters and brothers in Africa and in a special way the Sudanese.  The great injustice in Sudan is the fact that innocent civilians continue to perish and are sold into slavery in the world's longest running civil war.


Prayers will also be offered for the seven persons who died when a Sudanese military plane bombed the southern Sudanese town of Narus on November 11, 2000.


Immediately following the Eucharistic Prayer Service, Mr. Herbert Johnson, Associate Director of the Criminal Justice Center- John Jay College and Father James Goode, OFM will lead a discussion on the crisis in Sudan.  The discussion will center around the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' statement on "Sudan's Cry for Peace," the Pastoral Statement from the Bishops of Sudan and the "Sudan Reports" from the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life and the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus.


According to Father Goode, President of the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life and the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, "recognizing the urgency and crisis in Sudan, we are asking Black Catholics on Human Rights Day to embrace the Catholic Bishops statement "Sudan's Cry for Peace," and counter this stark injustice with prayers and action."


For more information and reservations: call Solid Ground Franciscan Ministry and the Shrine of Saint Josephine Bakhita at 212 868-1847.