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A Message from Father Boes about This Week’s Events

April 21, 2021     By Father Steven Boes, President and National Executive Director, Boys Town

Acceptance, Boys Town, Crisis, Healing Families, Saving Children

​​​We pray for peace and harmony this week as difficult events unfold in America's ongoing journey for racial equality and justice. As always, we hope people remember we are all children of God, and pray we all treat each other with the compassion, respect and acceptance we all deserve. With your help, support and prayers, we can amplify a message of love, inclusion and understanding so children, families and communities can find a renewed sense of hope and our country can begin to heal.​

Below is a reprinted blog that shares some of our past and our hope for the future.

God's Blessings,

Father Steven E. Boes
President and National Executive Director, Boys Town​

Boys Town Stands for Racial Equality

Nearly a century ago, Boys Town founder Father Edward Flanagan spoke these profound words:

"I … see danger for all in an ideology which discriminates against anyone politically or economically because he or she was born into the 'wrong' race, has skin of the 'wrong' color, or worships at the 'wrong' altar."

Today, America is at a crossroads. The dangerous ideology of racism Father Flanagan described then continues to exist today.

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