“Now more than ever it’s important to be aware of the sufferings of our brothers and sisters of color,” Sister Sarah Crotty, Campus Outreach Coordinator, explains. “We have to become more empathetic, and to see how our privilege as white people can blind us to the experiences of our black and brown neighbors.”
She hopes that by learning together, with open hearts and the courage to change, we can begin to heal the deep divisions in our communities and be transformed by meaningful relationships with people who might look and think differently than us.
You can join the Sisters in this important work by:
- Participating in our new Better World Book Club, a seasonal discussion group examining current issues that affect our dear neighbors. Offered virtually and onsite at Trinity House, a five-week discussion of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo begins Monday, Sept. 14th. RSVP to attend the virtual group here or the onsite group (limited to 7 to observe safe social distancing guidelines) here.
- If you are local to Beaver County, consider attending Undivided in Christ monthly gatherings (held virtually since March and for the foreseeable future). The group will begin studying “Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation” by Latasha Morrison on Tuesday, Sept. 8th. Contact Sister Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-869-6529 to get involved.
- Praying with us, “that we may protect, appreciate and reverence life and beauty in all its forms and many colors.”
“We are all made in the image and likeness of God, but we are living in a system that allows for the oppression of people of color,” Sister Sarah adds. “It’s important that we understand how our actions have contributed to their suffering as we work with urgency to change the status quo. All God’s children should be treated with dignity and respect.”