Engaging Open Wide Our Hearts in Community offers parish and school educators a road map for discussions on racial in justice with in Catholic communities. Conversations to heal the racial divide can be difficult to hold, but the journey toward justice remains as urgent as ever. This webinar guides educators and parish leaders through the USCCB letter Open Wide Our Heart, exploring its core message while providing more context and depth. Participants will sample Reading, Praying, Living the US Bishops’ Open Wide Our Hearts and discuss how to tailor the study guide for their own situations, and have an opportunity to share other resources on racial reconciliation that they have found helpful.
About the Presenter: Alison M. Benders, Ph.D., is vice president for the division of mission and ministry at Santa Clara University. Prior to this role, she served for seven years as a faculty member and the associate dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at SCU, where her teaching and writing focused on racial justice and reconciliation. Her most recent book, published by Liturgical Press, is America’s Original Sin: a pilgrimage of race and grace, is a reflective immersion into our nation’s history of racial injustice through personal and theological lenses. She also authored Just Prayer: A Book of Hours for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers, which won the Catholic Publishers Book Award for Spirituality several years ago, and Reading, Praying, Living the US Bishops’ Open Wide Our Hearts, which is the topic of today’s conversation.
Register Today: igsol.net/pj