Join us for the Lenten Series devoted to racial reconciliation.
Imago Dei: Basilica Initiative on Racial Reconciliation
Imago Dei: Image of God
What Does Being a Neighbor Look Like?
February 18, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room, Basilica Ground Level
Free of charge
As one of the most racially diverse institutions on the planet, and given its theology of the inherent dignity of every human person, Catholicism opposes racial discrimination and violence in the most unambiguous terms. Given the ongoing revolution of tenderness and mercy encouraged by Pope Francis, and in response to the recent events in the United States, the Basilica will devote its Lenten Series to racial reconciliation.
Amy Finnegan, chair of the justice and peace studies program at the University of St. Thomas, will begin our series on racial reconciliation by reflecting on her own journey to Uganda and back again—and how she has recognized some problematic trends in how we can be conditioned to think about service work or "mission" trips, and how she approaches work in racial reconciliation today.