Saturday, January 03, 2015

Statement of Catholic Theologians on Racial Justice

Statement of Catholic Theologians on Racial Justice

Advent is a season of waiting and of hoping. In the face of conflict, distrust, and division – in the wilderness – we are called to cry out for a different way. In consultation with several others, CMTer and former law enforcement officer Tobias Winright has prepared a statement of commitment to racial justice, which names the particularly difficult hope we might bring to illuminate darkness. We are happy to share the statement here on this blog. Many Catholic theologians, including myself and my co-editor, Jana Bennett, have already signed on to the statement. Please pray and act for truth and reconciliation this season…
Statement: Catholic Theologians for Police Reform and Racial Justice

I wonder what a similar statement would look like from Australian  Theologians? Our community  also faces issues of racial abuse and poverty among the First Nations people of the land. I wonder how many local Churches and communities are aware of the research and advocacy provided by Churches?

‘In a nation that enjoys a vibrant economy, where governments boast of their careful financial management, the question remains: why have we not been able to eliminate these dire circumstances from the everyday experience of many Indigenous people?’
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