Preaching Racial Justice
By: Rev Gregory Heille, Rev Maurice Nutt, and Deborah Wilhelm
“Preaching Racial Justice reveals the centuries-long failure of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States to speak openly about the painful truths of racism and the steadfast faith of Black Christians, lied to and ignored for so long. Fifteen diverse preachers and catechists have written this book to make this history plain for all to see as they tell their stories and make suggestions for preaching and discussing racial justice honestly and with impact.”—Diana L. Hayes, professor emerita, Georgetown University
Preaching Racial Justice conveys the urgency of Christian antiracism preaching from ecumenical, intercultural, and intergenerational perspectives. In addition to being a handbook for preachers, Preaching Racial Justice can readily serve as a textbook for ecumenical schools of theology and ministry, as well as for discussion groups among congregations looking for insightful theological and practical ways of understanding race, racial justice, white supremacy, white privilege, white fragility, racial oppression, black suffering, #blacklivesmatter, racial and personal reconciliation and healing, or beginning the necessary process of dismantling racism within the church and society.
Rev. Gregory Heille, OP, serves as professor of preaching and evangelization and directs the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching program at Aquinas Institute of Theology. With Deborah Wilhelm, he codirects Aquinas Institute’s Lilly-funded Delaplane Preaching Initiative.
Rev. Maurice Nutt, CSsR, is a Redemptorist missionary preacher living in New Orleans and an Aquinas Institute Doctor of Ministry in Preaching graduate. He is the author of Down Deep in My Soul: An African American Catholic Theology of Preaching and teaches in Aquinas Institute’s Lilly-funded New Frontiers in Preaching Academy. Dr.
Deborah Wilhelm codirects the Aquinas Delaplane Preaching Initiative. She is an adjunct professor of preaching and evangelization at Aquinas Institute and a lecturer at Loyola University of New Orleans. She holds the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Aquinas Institute and resides in Oregon.
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