Jemar Tisby’s book The Color of Compromise addresses the many ways in which the American church has been, at times actively supportive and at other times, complicit in racism over the last several centuries. It is a difficult read, but in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “[l]ike a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured.” In addition to exploring the history, Tisby ways our churches might move forward to address racism.Participants are asked to read (or listen to) the book in advance and will also be sent in advance some questions for reflection to help start off our discussion. We have several books available in the parish center. Please join us—sign up below!
Susan Stabile is a member of STM and is a spiritual director trained in the Ignatian tradition. She has significant experience giving retreats and other programs of spiritual formation as well as in offering individual spiritual direction. She currently serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the St. Thomas University School of Law and an adjunct Instructor in Theology at St. Catherine’s University.
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