Tagged: Race

Rethinking Religion in Professional Life

I’ve been involved in a lot of programming related to religion at my corporate workplace. In the name of diversity and inclusion, one event I’m organizing currently is centered around the question, “How do you bring your religious self to...

Rethinking Religion in Professional Life

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In the aftermath of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict on charges of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, Mike Lewis and Melinda Ribnek are joined by Sam Rocha and Thabo Hall to discuss racial...

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Filled with Amazement

I was overcome with unexpected emotion at Palm Sunday Mass this week. It has been a year since Covid-19 interrupted our lives. I thought about our family’s last Palm Sunday, when the pandemic had just begun. That day, we collected...

Filled with Amazement

Deconstructing Inequality in Depictions of the Saints

Last summer, I had an opportunity to address the small Catholic campus ministry of Western Carolina University (WCU) on the topic of racism and my perspectives as a Black Catholic in the United States. Hoping to talk about the heartbreaking...

Deconstructing Inequality in Depictions of the Saints

Lifting up my Race to His Glory

As the Savior of humanity, Jesus Christ had a record of embracing those disparaged by members of his Jewish culture. It was common for him to dialogue with tax collectors, gentiles, women, sinners, and prostitutes conveying to them that they...

Lifting up my Race to His Glory

Race and Catholicism in America: A Coat of Many Colors

I was recently asked to give a presentation on Black Catholicism and social justice for the California Chinese Catholic Living Camp (CACCLC) 2020 retreat. It, like everything else for now, was virtual, which gave me the opportunity to present from...

Race and Catholicism in America: A Coat of Many Colors

Race and Catholic books for children

In recent weeks, protestors in cities across the United States and Europe have toppled statues of historical figures who participated in, or even fought for, slavery and the slave trade. While at first, the focus was on monuments to the...

Race and Catholic books for children