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Rich Columbo

Purpose of EDI Position Statement

Purpose of The Basilica of Saint Mary EDI Position Statement
The purpose of the EDI Position Statement is to propel us to where we want to go.  The statement describes the:
  • “Why” – what does our faith say? What are the conditions of our community? What does the gospel say to cause us to speak out? 
  • “What” – what does The Basilica claim? what are the beliefs of The Basilica as it relates to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • “Future state” – What do we hope for the future? How do we, at The Basilica see our role and the role of The Basilica both within the parish community and within our neighborhood, city, and state.
The EDI Position Statement provides a foundation for our work and the framework for defining the goals. What do we want to accomplish and how do we engage others to become involved in this work?