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Racism and Structural Sin

Confronting Injustice with the Eyes of Faith

Conor M. Kelly; Foreword by Carolyn Y. Woo

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Racism and Structural Sin

ISBN: 9780814667835, 6783

Details: 128 pgs, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 3/8
Publication Date: 04/12/2023
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2024 Catholic Media Association First Place Award, Inclusion in the Church

2024 Catholic Media Association Honorable Mention, Morality, Ethics, Christology, Mariology, Redemption

As a people of faith inspired by the belief that every human person is created in the image and likeness of God, Catholics have a responsibility to be champions for racial justice. Racism and Structural Sin invites readers to not only confront racism on a personal level but also to examine the root causes and perpetuated structures of this sin. Grounded in church teaching and pastoral practice, this book is a resource for Catholics—especially White Catholics—looking to wrestle with the challenges of race in the United States today through the eyes of their faith.

Conor M. Kelly is an associate professor in the department of theology at Marquette University. He completed his theological training at the University of Notre Dame (BA and MTS) and Boston College (PhD). His research and teaching examine the implications of Catholic ethics for ordinary life. He and his family are parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

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ISBN: 9780814667835, 6783

Details: 128 pgs, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 3/8
Publication Date: 04/12/2023


"Although racism impacts us profoundly, it remains a sensitive and polarizing topic that is difficult to broach in many faith communities. Conor Kelly provides an opening. Drawing from the traditional frameworks and resources of Catholic moral theology, he supplies an introduction to the social dimensions of racism. Racism and Structural Sin is both nuanced and accessible, useful for faith formation as well the seminary, undergraduate, and high school classroom."
Joseph S. Flipper, Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology, University of Dayton

"Conor M. Kelly’s book stands out for clarity, simplicity, and accessibility; and it remarkably engages our daily experiences on racial inequality in America. He weaves with absolute plainness both personal, and social experiences with theological propositions and church teachings, drawing the reader into personal commitment to human dignity and the common good. This is the book for instruction and faith formation."
Ferdinand Okorie, Editor-in-chief, U.S. Catholic

"Racism and Structural Sin is especially recommended for personal, community, church, seminary, college, and social issues collections."
Wisconsin Bookwatch

“Conor Kelly addresses personal and structural racial issues within the Church and presents solutions rooted in Catholic teachings. He emphasizes the inherent dignity of every individual, highlighting our shared identity as images of God.”
Catholic Media Association Book Awards

"A practical and pastoral guide, this slender volume delivers on its promise of its subtitle."
Catholic Books Review