"I have talked many times with other younger religious sister friends about how hard it is to have conversations and workshops on racism in religious life. My response has always echoed something along the lines of, 'It is very hard to tell life-long dogooders that they are also complicit in racism and white supremacy.' This is not in an attempt to discount the inordinate amount of social justice reform and progress that religious communities have done, not just in this country but around the world. However, if we are going to stand in the gap when it comes to this issue of racism, we first need to reconcile with God and self."
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