A journal of academic theology

September 2017 Editorial

As I write this editorial, I am attending a joint meeting of the Academy of Hispanic Catholic Theologians in the United States, and the Black Catholic Theological Symposium. The integrating topic for these theologians is incarceration and the fact that vastly disproportionate numbers of Black and Latino people are ushered into the “prison-industrial complex.” The reasons for this fact are multilayered and deeply rooted in a history of white supremacy, and attending to such issues can tell us something about God and the demands of our faith.

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