New Horizons


Catholic circles are no stranger to using the beloved community as a way to communicate a particular vision of what the world could and should be. Rooted in a Christian social ethics framework, this transformative vision captures how the Gospel story and paschal mystery might be lived out today. This paper examines how Catholic ethicists can adopt the beloved community lens as a way to broach issues of race, gender, and family during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This vision of the beloved community specifically looks at how spiritual resistance, Eucharistic solidarity, and community organizing can approach matters of race, gender, and family together, ideally empowering families to work toward racial and gender justice in the midst of the current crisis and beyond.



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