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Amplifying Black Voices:

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

Shawn Copeland is Professor Emerita at Boston College. She was the first African American (and also the first African American woman) to serve as president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Her reflections on the Black Catholic experience are forthright, profound and moving. She speaks of waiting – waiting for understanding, for words, for recognition, for justice.

“In Africa,” Copeland writes, “the Cross is seen as two roads intersecting to flow into each other, to nourish each other. The earth and the spirit meet at right angles and everything that is most important happens at the spot where they meet.”

I am captivated by that image and it speaks to me of the intersection of racial injustice and the work of the Spirit. This week, I invite you to think about how you can be a participant in “everything that is most important” happening at that intersection.  

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