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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Examining Our Complicity

We have all seen the abuse of power in our political, social, economic, cultural and religious structures; some are favored while others are oppressed and marginalized. We have been bombarded with events that show us how people and how our common home are devalued and destroyed. The JPIC document points out various forms of structural violence - "patriarchy and clericalism in the church; extreme political ideologies such as dictatorships and unhindered global capitalism; systemic and systematic disregard of the environment; institutionalized racism, classism and sexism; and the many forms of xenophobia, all of which condone and normalize unjust attitudes, practices, and social policies."

Tomorrow we will see how we realize our own complicity in systems of injustice.

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