Look: The Cry That Will Be Heard, 1969, Sister Corita Kent
Look: Community, 1982, Sister Corita Kent
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Sunday Scripture readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary (Year C). Daily Scripture readings are taken from the Book of Common Prayer (Year 1) with the Psalm for the Morning Office.
Pray & Do:
Each week during Lent, we will devote Saturdays to connecting with An American Lent from The Repentance Project. It's God's kindness that leads us to repentance, and in His kindness and provision for reconciliation, He invites us to make confession and ask for forgiveness on behalf of not only ourselves but our forefathers and mothers. We carry a heavy load of guilt and grief in our nation as a result of centuries of grievous sin and unrelenting injustice against African Americans.
Begin with prayer:
If you haven’t yet, spend time today reading through the reflections for Week 6 (April 8-14). I especially noticed Tuesday’s reflection “Wealth from Slavery Builds American Universities” by Demetrius Summerville and Friday’s reflection “Nutrition and the Food We Eat” by Max Finberg.
From Demetrius Summerville’s reflection:
Read carefully by clicking through all the links. Spend time perusing the links to the correlation of slavery to the founding of the universities mentioned in the post.
Take a deep dive into the provided links, detailing Georgetown University’s link to slavery, a study commissioned under the leadership of its president, John DeGoia. Watch a video clip from DeGoia’s speech on the findings. For a deeper understanding as to the importance of this acknowledgment and subsequent actions, watch the presidents of Harvard and Georgetown address this topic.
Take time to answer the questions given in the Response section, particularly the question “How does this account of Georgetown’s response coincide with the response of Zacchaeus
From Max Finberg’s reflection:
Read carefully by clicking through all of the links. Don’t miss the link outlining disparities related to access to food and nutrition.
Pay special attention to the links outlining the reality of urban food deserts . This phenomenon is known as “food apartheid” or “environmental racism.” (See how Denver, Colorado is tackling this issue.)
Close with prayer:
Additional recommendations for your weekend:
Brones, Anna. 2018. “Food Apartheid: The Root of the Problem with America’s Groceries.” The Guardian, May 15, 2018.
New York Law School Racial Justice Project. “Unshared Bounty: How Structural Racism Contributes to the Creation and Persistence of Food Deserts.” American Civil Liberties Union, June 2012.
(See all Lent daybook posts from 2018 here.)