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“Racial Justice and the Catholic Church” book review

By Sister Emily TeKolste | February 23, 2022 |

There is so much more Massingale offers for conversation in “Racial Justice in the Catholic Church.” It is worth reading — and perhaps inviting others to join you in a book discussion.

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Leadership Team shares LCWR statement on threats against HBCUs

By Jason Moon | February 5, 2022 |

The following is a statement from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) of which the Sisters of Providence are members.

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A closer look at ‘How to Be an Antiracist’

By Sister Jan Craven | January 13, 2022 |

‘What is fascinating about Dr. Kendi? He does not lose hope and instills a sense of taking a chance to do more than survive, but to thrive and live forever free of racism.’

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Looking racism in the eye: there is still much to do

By Sister Ann Margaret O'Hara | January 12, 2022 |

My home town was a small city that did not permit African-Americans within the city limits after dark. The deed to our house did not allow us to sell our house to anyone of African-American descent.

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Anti-Racism: the Providence Community’s justice focus for 2021-2026

By Sister Paula Damiano | January 12, 2022 |

We commit to partnering with other groups in prayer, education, action and advocacy to: explore the systemic roots of racism in our countries and in our own lives; identify areas of our lives in which we may be complicit with racist attitudes and actions …

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Sister Kathleen Bernadette Smith: love of God strengthens love of others

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | January 12, 2022 |

Kate found the “fit” she was looking for with the Sisters of Providence. She found a group of religious women whose spirituality fit with hers and who shared her love of music. For Sister Kate, both of those characteristics define much of who she is.

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A Reflection for National Day of Mourning

By Sister Connie Kramer | November 22, 2021 |

This National Day of Mourning is important. It serves as an important history lesson, not only for protesters to advocate for what they believe in, but also for all of us to remind us that the Thanksgiving holiday is very painful for many Native Americans.

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Sisters to take part in historical marker dedication

By Jason Moon | September 17, 2021 |

‘We’re righting a wrong that happened 120 years ago.’

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Sisters of Providence join George Floyd’s family in resolving to fight on for racial justice

By Sisters of Providence | April 22, 2021 |

Our faith calls us to honor and respect all persons. We profess that Black Lives Matter. We know that all life is equally sacred.

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Leadership Team statement: The Sisters of Providence Stand Against Racism and Misogyny

By Sisters of Providence | March 26, 2021 |

As Sisters of Providence committed to living in right relationship, we acknowledge our own complicity in structural and institutional racism

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Permissive attitude toward racism inspires book club

By Sister Donna Butler | February 11, 2021 |

“Once you learn this information you cannot un-know it.” Both sisters have a better understanding of systemic racism. Both are motivated to pay better attention to the injustice in our legal and prison system. This experience compels them to acknowledge their own racism and what their part is in contributing to racism.

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Can we talk about racism?

By William Hughes | September 24, 2020 |

You may be feeling overwhelmed and ask, “What actions can I be part of?” May I offer some suggestions?

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