USCCB News Release
July 29, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Secretariat of Cultural Diversity Launches New Website
WASHINGTON—The Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church (SCDC) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is launching a new website. The Secretariat wants to build a strong online presence through the use of innovative and effective communication resources to support the overall evangelization efforts of the Church.
The new website features links to the five ethnic offices in which the secretariat is organized. In the site information can be found about the Bishops' Committee on Cultural Diversity and its subcommittees. Features include resources such as articles, PowerPoint presentations, demographics, videos and more, which will be periodically updated.
"It is our hope that the site will be a place where anyone can go to learn about the various Catholic ethnic communities, the wonderful diversity present in our Church and the many resources the Secretariat has to offer," said Jesuit Father Allan Figueroa Deck, Executive Director of the Secretariat.
The Secretariat of Cultural Diversity was created in January of this year. It works in a collaborative spirit to promote the pastoral efforts and priorities of the Committee on Cultural Diversity and its subcommittees. Its focus is to minister to culturally diverse Catholic communities including Hispanic, African American, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Native American. The Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees and Travelers also serves numerous other communities of Catholics.
The Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church new website address is http://www.usccb.org/scdc/index.shtml.