Universal Voices/Voces Universales

A Heart for the Black Catholic Community

October 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Universal Voices/Voces Universales
A Heart for the Black Catholic Community
Show Notes

In this 5th installment of this 12-week series, Alissa welcomes Udochi Ekwerike.  Alissa met Udochi this summer and immediately felt a sisterhood with her.  Udochi comes in to talk about her heart for the Black Catholic Community.  The two new friends talk about so so much in this jam packed episode including:

  • Being a fully alive human being
  • What Udochi calls Beauty restoration
  • The power in reversion to the Church
  • Pushing back on having to sacrifice parts of our identity to be a part of Jesus' Church
  • Being pioneers for racial justice
  • The quote that both scares Alissa and propels her forward in anti-racism work in the Church
  • The movement that is giving us hope
  • Father Brian Massingale's book
  • The gift of charity in anti-racism work
  • Naming racism as the sin it is
  • Looking to divine solutions
  • The USCCB document Open Wide our Hearts

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