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Subject Area: Reconciliation

The Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation Announces $27 Million in New Contributions

$10 Million from Georgetown University and $17 Million from the Jesuits September 13, 2023 — The Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation today announced $27 million in contributions to support the Foundation’s mission, which is to uplift future generations of Descendants of Jesuit enslavement while helping to create a world in which the false ideology of a …

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“We have a voice” : Repairing the relationships with Indigenous peoples

By MegAnne Liebsch  Growing up on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Rosella Kinoshameg didn’t understand the Catholic Masses she attended each Sunday. This was pre-Vatican II, and the priest still faced away from the congregation, reciting the Mass in Latin. All readings and hymns were transcribed in English, not her native Ojibwe. Except for a few Ojibwe …

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Listening to Indigenous Voices

No cost.  Offering gratefully accepted. Led by:   Fr. Bill Robins, SJ, Fr. Trevor Scott, SJ, Mary Hyland and Catherine Von Zuben A day, led by the Spirit, to learn – to listen – to share – to witness and to pray.  You are invited to gather in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, to engage …

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Sharing the Whole Story: Teaching the Complex History and Legacy of American Slavery

By Therese Fink Meyerhoff A few years ago, Dr. Katrina Thompson Moore, an associate professor of history at Saint Louis University, was helping her niece prepare for a high school social studies test on the U.S. Civil War era. Because Dr. Moore’s area of study is the institution of slavery, she could offer her niece …

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Between Jesus, books and LGBTQ advocacy: Fr. James Martin, SJ

By Fannie Dionne Prolific writer and speaker, America Media’s editor-at-large, consultant for the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication: American Jesuit Fr. James Martin is one of the most well-known Jesuits after Pope Francis. This is due in part from his undeniable talent for making Ignatian spirituality accessible to everyone, but also to his vocal commitment to …

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