Hope for Racial Justice

Written on: January 27, 2017

Bible QuotesFebruary is Black History Month and the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart have joined all of the other LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) members in affirming a resolution to commit ourselves to examine the root causes of injustice, particularly racism, and our own complicity as a congregation, and to work to effect systemic change. We have pledged prayer, education, and advocacy and committed to using our collective voice, resources, and power in collaboration with others to establish justice which reflects God’s abundant love and desire that all may have life.

To that end:

  • We have read articles to familiarize ourselves with the systemic embeddedness of racism and the meaning of white privilege.
  • The Peacemaking and Nonviolence Committee and the Philadelphia Grey Nun Associates are hosting the film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity at Holy Redeemer Lafayette in two parts. Part 1 was shown January 14 and was well received by an audience of about 50 including Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, GNAssociates and Holy Redeemer Lafayette residents. Part 2 will be shown on February 11 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Lafayette. All are welcome.

A Daily Reflection Photo-Journal produced by Education for Justice is attached here you to use as a way to focus your prayer and reflection on issues of racism. The journal covers a week of days, and you are encouraged to reuse the reflections throughout the month of February. Daily Photo Journal for Racial Justice.


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