Feeling grief for the suffering of others is one of the first steps toward a commitment to serve them. It helps us to have a greater sense of urgency for justice, as well as a deeper understanding of what is at stake. When we accompany those who suffer from racism in their mourning, we walk with our neighbors and bear witness to our Christian vocation. River Simpson, SJ, introduces us to the third week of our “Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat,” and invites us to remain faithfully present to the agonizing Jesus, through our accompaniment of the victims of racism.
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River is a Jesuit scholastic studying philosophy at Saint Louis University. He grew up in rural Wisconsin and earned degrees in psychology and anthropology at Loyola University Chicago. After graduating from Loyola but before entering the Jesuits, he worked at a homeless youth shelter in Denver, CO as an Education Counselor with the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers. River enjoys reading sci-fi novels as well as playing rugby and board games during his free time.
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