Lament Must Precede Solidarity | Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

Published Aug 19, 2020 in Justice, Know Justice Know Peace, Race, Series ~ Approx 6 mins

Some realities in life can only be known through tears. The participation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members in antiracism is not a hobby or an optional venture: it’s a matter of survival.They do not have the luxury that White people have to retire from the conversation of racism and flee from its painful realities. Matt Briand, SJ, invites us to put aside our fear to weep with those who weep because of racism, for true Christian love suffers along the beloved, and commits to justice.

The Value of Human Life: An African Jesuit Reflects on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Published Jul 16, 2020 in Current Events, Global Catholicism, Justice, Race ~ Approx 4 mins

What is the value of human life? While there seems to be an agreement that such a question is worth asking, there is much debate on what ought to be its appropriate response. The incongruity in the responses to this age-old question has led to the heart-rending atrocities at Auschwitz, the bombing of Hiroshima and […]

Juneteenth: A Day of Hope

Published Jun 19, 2020 in In the News, Justice, Race ~ Approx 5 mins

June 19th is remembered as the day that slavery ended in the South. The hope it calls forth must be met with a challenge us all to ask: Who do we want to be for each other?