Each year, I try to observe this national day of recognition by joining with others in some kind of anti-racism action. Some years, I have attended church services or prayer events. I have volunteered on other years. I have participated in marches.
This year, I will be part of a growing movement in this country to bring restoration in our cities. This year, I will participate in a racial healing circle. These circles embrace our shared human journey. The dynamic of the circle operates out of the truth that we are one. Deep listening, attention, and focus create experiences of truth and transformation. This work touches into the very heart of our Dominican vocation to praise, to bless, and to preach.
This year, I will join with others to imagine and bring about a desired change that our world hungers for. What will you do to honor our national holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King Day?
Peggy Ryan, OP
River Forest, IL