Where does it hurt? Reflecting on the Paschal Mystery

As we celebrate the Triduum and Easter, there will be no gathering for the Contemplative Prayers for Reconciliation and Healing of Racism today, March 30 or next Friday, April 6.

During this two week break, we encourage our community to listen to this interview with Ruby Sales, civil rights activist and public theologian and to spend time with these reflection questions.

Link: https://onbeing.org/programs/ruby-sales-where-does-it-hurt

Reflection Questions
1. In this conversation, Ms. Sales describes that the black folk religion that she grew up with dissipated with integration -and resulted in generations of black folks not knowing each other intimately and younger generations not having the same sense of belonging and not knowing their true worth.  Have you seen this play out in your own life? What relationships in your community are in need of mending and deepening in intimacy?  What might be the role that you play in mending these relationships?

2.  “How do we raise people up from disposability to essentiality?” is a question Ruby Sales poses.  As we enter into the Paschal Mystery, the rising up from death,  spend some time reflecting on how this process can speak to the crises we are facing as a community.  Where do you feel the death – the pain – most deeply?  Have you – can you – express that pain to someone you trust?  If so, what happens?  In places where you have felt a resurrection – what contributed to that resurrection? How can that inform the other places in your life where you feel the pain most deeply?

UPCOMING EVENTS

Unite to End Racism Rally – April 4 – Washington, D.C.

Unite to End Racism is both a rally and a call to action, organized by the National Council of Churches with partners the National African American Clergy Network, Conference of National Black Churches, Sojourners, Franciscan Action Network, Churches Uniting in Christ, and Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and its member communions.

Unite to End Racism Rally:  Buses will depart Madison, Milwaukee, Appleton and Eau Claire on April 3rd to travel overnight to Washington DC. On April 4thwe will join people from around the nation for an Interfaith Service of Prayer and Preparation at the Lincoln Memorial and a Rally on the National Mall.  At the end of the day, buses will return, driving overnight to arrive back to their home cities. Cost:  $250 plus most meals on your own.

http://nationalcouncilofchurches.us/actnow/

https://www.wichurches.org/calendar/event-list/registration-for-unite-to-end-racism-rally/

Apr 12, 2018
The Legacy of Archbishop Oscar Romero: Teach & Learn to Inspire

A social justice advocate of and for our times. Who was Oscar Romero? Why is he still relevant years later?
Join Casa Romero and Alverno College as we:
TEACH each other about the issues of our day.
LEARN which issues were important to Romero and how he spread his message.
INSPIRE each other to do something about the injustices we see around us.
Participate in a round table discussion of social justice issues such as human rights, immigration and wealth disparity.
Apr 12, 2018 at 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Alverno College – La Verna Commons, 3400 S 43rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53234, USA
Refreshments, Fair Trade items and Boswell books available for purchase.

$5.00 donation taken at the door.
Students with ID attend for FREE.
Free Parking
Doors open at 5:30pm.
Call Joe Rodriguez at Casa Romero at 414-316-5470 for more information. REGISTER HERE

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