Preaching Racial Justice
By: Rev Gregory Heille, Rev Maurice Nutt, and Deborah Wilhelm
"To preach is to speak God’s word to the faithful. Preaching for Racial Justice reveals the centuries long failure of the Roman Catholic Church, especially in the United States, to speak that truth openly and honestly regardless of the pain it may cause. Today, the Church is being called to account for its failures by the very people, Black Christians, who have been lied to and ignored for so long. In its pages, the racist history, the painful truths, and their steadfast faith are laid out plainly for all to see."-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 about Racism 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 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 the forthcoming Orbis book, Down Deep in my Soul.
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. Deb holds the DMin in Preaching from Aquinas Institute and resides in Fall Creek, OR.
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