On the evening of June 16th, about 50 people gathered via Zoom to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for an end to racism and violence. A script was composed, combining scriptural references to the final days of Jesus’ life before his Crucifixion with the suffering of Black Americans and all people of color experiencing the pain of racism. It was a powerful way to gather as a Catholic community to respond in prayer to the racial pain of George Floyd’s death and the systemic racism faced by our Black brothers and sisters.
Here is another opportunity to learn, pray and reflect on the realities of racial injustice and anti-Blackness in the U.S. The Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge is a 21-day challenge that will provide daily resources to your Email box to learn, pray, and act on a variety of issues related to racial justice and equity. It is designed to provide resources for 5 minutes a day or 5 hours – depending on your schedule and appetite for learning.
Take a look and see if this speaks to you. If it does, then:
1. sign up on the Ignatian Solidarity Network website before the Challenge starts on Monday, July 20 and
2. let Sylvia Deck and Barbara Meister know if you would like to meetup sometime during the 21 days to reflect together by signing up on this Google Form and we will be in touch soon!