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‘White privilege isn’t a badge of shame — it’s a statement of fact’

The reignition of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the protests against police brutality against unarmed people of colour in the USA has caused...

Tackling racism in South African schools

On 16 June every year, South Africa remembers the high school learners in Soweto who faced off against the apartheid security forces...

Underlying racism and other-isms of the Church as institution

Despite the worldwide demonstrations in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, Sarah-Leah Pimentel argues that racism cannot...

Racism, they say, is dead

Associated Press (AP) recently cropped Ugandan climate change activist, Vanessa Nakate, from a group photograph in which she appears with her peers at the...

Overcoming racism and prejudice one step at a time

The death of Penny Sparrow, who was convicted on racism charges, elicited a renewed wave of vitriol on social media. Janine Scott-dos Santos suggests that we all have some prejudices. She shares the strategies that helped her to become more aware and overcome her preconceptions of others.

I’m tired… If racism affects some of us, it affects all of us

It seems that every time Janine Scott-dos Santos opens Facebook, turns on the radio, listens to the news or even when she...

On homophobia and sexism

Why it is that we pick and choose the standards by which we deem one a bigot or not asks Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya? We are,...

A pain that we must hold — sex abuse and racism in the Church

How do we face the continual shocking news of abuse, racism, misogyny and a society that seems at times to be unaware of how profoundly problematic these issues are? Why aren't we all furious? In the face of more stories emerging, Ricardo da Silva SJ asks some hard questions - many that have no answer other than to feel pain and anger. 

“Racism is not a problem but the problem in SA” says Cardinal

The day before leaving South Africa, Fr Bryan Massingale shared his reflections on his visit to South Africa. He was hosted by the Jesuit...

“The truth — however painful — will set you free!” WLT2018 lectures kick-off in Pretoria

Ricardo da Silva SJ, of the Jesuit Institute South Africa, attended the opening lecture of the Winter Living Theology 2018 series, which started in...

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Timely reading: “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

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The well-being of priests in times of crisis

People of faith turn to their religious leaders for comfort, spiritual counsel, guidance, and emotional support during times of crisis. Fr. Lawrence...