Pax Christi USA Statement: White fragility cannot block the conversations we need to have on race in our church

Last month, Rob McCann, CEO of Catholic Charities in Eastern Washington, delivered a powerful video message on racism to the staff and clients of Catholic Charities Eastern Washington. His message addressed the work that he, Catholic Charities and the Catholic Church have to do to live up to the gospel message in light of the … Continue reading Pax Christi USA Statement: White fragility cannot block the conversations we need to have on race in our church

The violence of White silence: As sick as our secrets

by Kim RediganPax Christi Michigan Ed. note: The following is a reflection first given in 2016 and reprinted recently on the author's blog. Twenty-eight years ago this very day, I made my way down a flight of church basement stairs – the longest walk I’ve ever taken – in order to save my life. Although … Continue reading The violence of White silence: As sick as our secrets