Sister Laurie Brink, OP
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Due to some connectivity issues that affected the audio, a pre-recorded version of the talk is posted below.
As women religious, we have taken to heart the urgent invitation to become anti-racist. We have recognized that the definition of “neighbor” extends beyond our borders, and so we welcome the immigrant and exiled. And we strive to heed the clarion call of Laudato Si’ to care for our common home. While we look out, we sometimes forget to look within. Our religious congregations are more and more reflecting the diversity of our church and world. Recognizing and respecting the generational, ecclesial, racial, and cultural differences found in our membership is the first step toward the emerging future of religious life.
A Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Sister Laurie Brink, OP, is Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and an Associate Editor of The Bible Today. Her most recent book is The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: An Emerging Chapter for Religious Life, Science, Theology, and Mission (Liturgical Press, 2022).