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Tag Archives: African Americans

Our Unique Path to Action

Can there be a form of contemplation that is at once stillness and movement? Continue Reading Our Unique Path to Action

Let Go and Let God

There are times when life becomes infinitely more tolerable if the burden is shared with a God who loves me. Continue Reading Let Go and Let God

No Scarcity of Love

There is no scarcity of love. There is plenty. And always more. Continue Reading No Scarcity of Love

I Bring Myself

Today we’re called to walk together in a new way toward that land of promise and to celebrate who we are and whose we are. Continue Reading I Bring Myself

Franciscan Contemplation and Action: Weekly Summary

When we named our organization the Center for Action and Contemplation, I was just being a good Franciscan. Continue Reading Franciscan Contemplation and Action: Weekly Summary

Everyday Mysticism

I am an everyday mystic. So are you. Continue Reading Everyday Mysticism

What Does It Mean to Be Black, Christian, and American?

As I live and move and have my being in this country, I wonder to myself: How do I be Black and Christian and American? Continue Reading What Does It Mean to Be Black, Christian, and American?

The Power of the Black Madonna

I call Her the Sacred Black Feminine. She is the God who is with and for Black women because She is a Black woman. Continue Reading The Power of the Black Madonna

Slaveholder Christianity

Christianity and Empire Slaveholder Christianity Thursday, October 21, 2021 Fr. Richard offers a critique of how Christianity aligned with empire and colonialism manifested specifically in the United States: The form of Christianity that has grown in the United States and spread throughout much of the world is what we have to fairly call “slaveholder Christianity.”… Continue Reading Slaveholder Christianity

Dominating Power

Good and Bad Power Dominating Power Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Contemplative teacher Beatrice Bruteau (1930‒2014) understood domination, what I’ve referred to as “power over” others, as the cause of much of the world’s suffering. Jesus by contrast models a loving, self-giving alternative to domination power. Here is Bruteau’s description of domination: The theme that I… Continue Reading Dominating Power

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