Sister Marcelline Koch, OP, during the January 2019 Associate Candidate session, "Catholic Social Teaching" examining the parts of Luke 4:18 in detail. "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, Luke 4:18
What can you do today to end systemic racism? Sister Marcelline found this great short video by act.tv that gets right to the core of the problem.
You can work towards becoming more aware of your own implicit biases. Next, you can explore some prejudices that you might hold that you are not aware of. You can take a look at our shared history and acknowledge that slavery and Jim Crow laws are still affecting access to opportunity today in Illinois and the United States. You can support systemic changes like protecting voting rights, reforming the criminal justice system and ending predatory lending practices. And you can support initiatives that create more equal opportunities for everyone.
Earlier today, 70 Jesuits met as part of the Jesuit Anti-Racism Sodality. Here we are listening to Sr. Marcelline of @springfieldop on how religious orders can analyze & interrupt their complicity in systemic racism. pic.twitter.com/SeXvrGnznK— Billy Menor SJ (@billymenorsj) June 9, 2019