At the votive Mass held for peace and justice, Archbishop Carlson called on the St. Charles Lwanga Center to aid in decreasing violence among communities. An organization that fosters Christian spiritual formation and leadership development within the African American Catholic Community, the St. Charles Lwanga Center is a cornerstone of the Catholic community in St. Louis.
In light of recent events occurring in Ferguson, Archbishop Carlson asked that the Center begin a study and offer solutions to decrease violence among St. Louis communities and families. Executive Director of the St. Charles Lwanga Center, Father Arthur Cavitt, had spoken out, prior to Archbishop Carlson’s request, regarding the events occurring in Ferguson, writing a guest column for the St. Louis Review, which you can read here.
Coinciding with Archbishop Carlson’s plea, Father Cavitt wrote: “Locally, our Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis…is publicly imploring us to keep asking the hard questions and diligently move toward solutions.”
The St. Charles Lwanga Center is sponsored by local parishes and works to provide youth ministry, evangelization, and spiritual enrichment to the local Catholic community. The Center provides faith-based programs, such as adult retreats, bible study, and KUJENGA, an African American Catholic Youth Leadership Conference, that can help the people of the community “build a culture free of violence and full of love.”
To find out more about the St. Charles Lwanga Center, please visit their Web site.
Posted: August 22, 2014