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Lead with Empathy, Teach with Anti-Bias

By Scotland Nash Now more than ever, we need to build the capacity for empathy and compassion with our students and school communities. The health crisis of COVID-19 highlighted again the racial disparities across the country. The racial violence embodied in the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and George Floyd re-ignited our understanding of the systemic racism that

What Bearing Witness Means to Me

by Kathleen Stinehart In July of this past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Israel with 19 other Catholic educators with the Anti-Defamation League’s Bearing Witness Program. Since that time, I have been attempting to write about my experience, and have felt keenly unequal to the task. Not only was the trip enormous in terms of shifting my

How Should We Talk With Young People About Charlottesville?

Adults and children alike are grappling to make sense of current events. Discussions of racism, anti-Semitism and social injustice have become increasingly contentious as images of white supremacists carrying torches and chanting hateful rhetoric in Charlottesville fill our social media feeds and television screens. Children are attuned to these conversations and disturbing images of violence, hate and incivility, and are