4 essays for Black History Month

Racial justice then and now: From the Civil Rights Movement to anti-racism.

Anti-racism work is a lifelong commitment. Are you ready?

To avoid burnout, undergird anti-oppression work with Ignatian spiritual practices.


The Civil Rights Movement inspires Catholic activism today

To understand our current fight for racial justice, look to Catholic protests of the 1960s.


This Black History Month, use the 1619 project in religious education

Pope Francis calls all Catholics to political engagement. It’s time for U.S. Catholics to work toward an America of which we can all be proud.


This Lent, confront the sin of slavery

The 1619 project reminds us of our gospel duty to combat racial injustice in all its forms.

Top image: by Jan Kahánek on Unsplash

About the author

Patrick Saint-Jean, S.J.

Patrick Saint-Jean, S.J. is a native of Haiti and a member of the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus. He currently teaches psychology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the author of The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditation with Ignatius of Loyola (Anamchara Books).

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