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Amplifying Black Voices: Rev. Terrance M. McKinley

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Rev. Terrance M. McKinley is an elder at Reid Temple AME (African Episcopal Methodist) Church in Washington, D.C. and writes and speaks frequently about racial, economic and environmental justice. Rev. McKinley’s call is frequently focused on a reminder for each of us to think deeply about...

Amplifying Black Voices: Chadwick Boseman

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You may have heard about the untimely death last week of actor Chadwick Boseman. If you’re a movie buff, you likely know of his most successful film, Black Panther. I’d heard of it when it came out but superhero stuff not usually being what I watch, never got around to seeing it. (I...

Voting & Values

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Voting and Values via Zoom Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration needed at https://risensavior.org/event/voting-and-values/ Join Catholics from a number of local parishes for presentation and conversation about how our faith can inform our...

Amplifying Black Voices: Shawn Copeland Part 2

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Last week in this space I mentioned the Black Catholic theologian M. Shawn Copeland and her insightful writing on the historical reality of Black Catholics in America. She reminds us that it was not uncommon for clergy, vowed religious and laity alike to practice slaveholding and that there were...

Amplifying Black Voices:

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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...

Amplifying Black Voices: Latasha Morrison

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Latasha Morrison is the author of Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation and the creator of the Be the Bridge movement. She is a Black pastor, activist and educator who has worked primarily with White congregations for the past ten years. Building bridges of...

Amplifying Black Voices: John Lewis v2

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You may have already had the chance to read the letter that John Lewis wrote just before he died. Here is an excerpt that I found particularly challenging: Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. ...

Amplifying Black Voices: John Lewis

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As I write this, we are in the midst of a week-long remembrance of John Lewis. He was a man of deep faith and conviction and these values helped shape the Civil Right Movement. He once said: I'm deeply concerned that many people today fail to recognize that the movement was built on deep-seated...

School Tools 2020

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School Tools Starts Now Yes, it's true that COVID-19 has made our annual school supply drive just a bit more of a challenge. Families still need our help, though, and any school supplies you can contribute will help. If you are coming to the in-person Masses or are able to stop by the...

Amplifying Black Voices: C.T. Vivian

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This past week, we lost two prophets of the racial justice movement - and you may have heard much more about one than the other. John Lewis was an incredible witness to love, justice and persistence and there is much more to say about him next week. This week, we focus on C.T...

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