Black Panther fans around the world were saddened to learn of the death of 43-year-old actor Chadwick Boseman last week. He played in several iconic roles, and in each of these films Boseman portrayed a dignity that he carried with him offscreen.
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.
What does the Church teach about racism? What about “implicit bias,” “systemic racism,” and reparations? Our latest addition to the Catholic 101 series answers these questions and more.
On July 17, 2020, with the death of John Robert Lewis, a hole was left in Congress and in our country. He was an outstanding model of nonviolent resistance, a Freedom Rider, and an artisan of peace. Let’s remember his life and legacy, and heed his call. Because he called for more than change.
The first federal executions in 17 years took place this week. That should motivate you to watch the film “Just Mercy.”
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 […]
We need to acknowledge the impact of race on just about every aspect of American life.
It is easy to feel helpless when it comes to racism, but conversation is essential. These guidelines can help facilitate engagement on race, especially for white people.
As the police, National Guard, and potentially the military engage against protestors in American cities, we are left with the question: is this just?
My interpretation of #BlackOutTuesday: mute the self-centeredness of social media and heed the words of Psalm 34:15: “The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry.” It was a call to learn something, and maybe even do something. What did you learn yesterday? Anything?