Posts in Race

Centering the Lives of People Enslaved to the Jesuits: Black History, Memory, and Reconciliation

Centering the Lives of People Enslaved to the Jesuits: Black History, Memory, and Reconciliation

Most existing histories of Jesuit slaveholding prioritize the actions and voices of Jesuit slaveholders, and not the people they held in bondage. Ayan Ali tells about her research with the Jesuits’ Slavery, History, Memory, and Reconciliation Project which seeks to address this historical bias by conducting extensive historical research with an intentional focus on the lives of enslaved people.

For a Church That is Unafraid to Welcome Black People

For a Church That is Unafraid to Welcome Black People

A certain memory of Peter Claver is often used by Catholics to distance themselves from actually engaging in ministry or relationships with Black Americans. Yet this false image of Claver, rather than absolving Catholics of their responsibilities towards Black people, is rather an even more scathing indictment of our indifference. Our image of Claver is a call to all of us Catholics to be who he was not.

Re-Release of “Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat”

Re-Release of “Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat”

February 1st is the beginning of Black History Month. In order to help mark this month, The Jesuit Post is re-releasing “Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat.” Our re-release of the retreat includes translations of all twelve talks into both Spanish and French. Join us this month as we continue our process of conversion toward antiracism, in our own hearts and in our society at large.

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