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Courage and Racism

Last week Debbie wrote about different types of courage.  As a short review, these are the things she said: Try courage:    it’s just what it seems.  This is the courage to try something for the first time, or the first

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It Takes a Lot of Courage

Leadership, Racism, and Our Church Last week Dana shared another segment in her learning and unlearning journey around racism.  Toward the end of that blog, she quoted the late humorist Erma Bombeck who said, “It takes a lot of courage

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Leadership and Race

Recently,  4/25/21, US Senator Lindsay Graham, R, S.C. declared that, in his opinion, there is no systemic racism in America.  “America is not a racist country,” he said.  (i)  Well, the existence of racist laws as pointed out in last

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Malevolent Laws

In my latest JustFaith session, we learned how legislation had been (and still is being) used to continue to oppress people of color.  The following is legislation that took from former slaves and their descendants any type of advancement they

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The New Testament and Racism

Last week’s blog looked at what the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) offers Christians considering racism in America. This week, I am daring to move into the Christian Scriptures to see some of what both Jesus and St. Paul have to

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The Hebrew Scriptures Address Racism

I am still encountering the intellectual, emotional and spiritual challenges of the JustFaith anti-racism modules.  Before I share with you more of what we are grappling with in these modules, I wanted to share with you the context in which

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Moderation in ALL Things?

In my JustFaith sessions we recently read a statement from Good Friday 1963 where 8 white clergy urged the “Negroes” of the city to wait for the right season, obey the laws and wait for the courts to iron out

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Showing Respect Through Catholic Social Teaching

Many or most of us were taught to respect other people.  Give an elder your seat on the bus.  Open the door for the mother with the stroller.  I know I was taught these things.  And I don’t remember being

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For What Shall We Repent This Lent?

Last fall, I wrote about what I was learning in my JustFaith program on racism.  Overt, covert, unintentional bias, white entitlement, and white supremacy.  When that concluded, I enrolled in the 2nd module, Faith & Racial Healing:  Embracing Truth, Justice,

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Born Into It

Today I’m going to talk about implicit bias.  First, a definition: “Thoughts and feelings are ‘implicit’ if we are unaware of them or mistaken about their nature.  We have a bias when, rather than being neutral, we have a preference

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Leadership We Need Now

We at ConSpirita Consulting Network are committed to improving leadership, especially ecclesial leadership.  These times of a global pandemic and a global awakening about racism cry out for courageous and humble leaders.  This series of blogs invite you to come

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As He Who Will Not See

We at ConSpirita Consulting Network are committed to improving leadership, especially ecclesial leadership.  These times of a global pandemic and a global awakening about racism cry out for courageous and humble leaders.  This series of blogs invite you to come

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Unfair and Unjust

We at ConSpirita Consulting Network are committed to improving leadership, especially ecclesial leadership.  These times of a global pandemic and a global awakening about racism cry out for courageous and humble leaders.  This series of blogs invite you to come

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Racial Objectivity

We at ConSpirita Consulting Network are committed to improving leadership, especially ecclesial leadership.  These times of a global pandemic and a global awakening about racism cry out for courageous and humble leaders.  This series of blogs invite you to come

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Like a Vine

We at ConSpirita Consulting Network are committed to improving leadership, especially ecclesial leadership.  These times of a global pandemic and a global awakening about racism cry out for courageous and humble leaders.  This series of blogs invite you to come

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Racism Themes

We at ConSpirita Consulting Network are committed to improving leadership, especially ecclesial leadership.  These times of a global pandemic and a global awakening about racism cry out for courageous and humble leaders.  This series of blogs invite you to come

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