Description of Program

Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ taught us that images of God function.  Images work on us, inspire action, and reflect our deepest values.  This workshop will explore how images of Jesus as white developed in America.  Jesus as white has profoundly shaped religious imagination and impacted how we see ourselves, what we value and how we relate to one another.  Through presentation, prayer, and sharing we will also explore how Christian contemplative resources offer ways to unlearn the white lessons about Jesus that we have been taught. 

Brief Biography
Laurie Cassidy, Ph.D. is a theologian, anti-racist activist and spiritual director.  She currently teaches in the Christian Spirituality Program at Creighton University and was associate professor in the religious studies department at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. An award-winning author and editor her latest book, Desire, Darkness and Hope: Theology in a Time of Impasse is edited with M. Shawn Copeland. Over the past thirty years Cassidy has been engaged in ministry that facilitates the intersection of personal and social transformation.  

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