In Kansas, Lenten art project highlights little-known injustices

By Chad Senuta

A sculpture of the Dockum Drugstore counter is seen in Chester I. Lewis Reflection Square Park, Wichita. Photo/Visitwichita.com

In the summer of 2020, two Diocese of Kansas task forces proposed an art project intended to bring greater awareness of injustice and of the question, “Who is my neighbor?” that Jesus asks in the story of the Good Samaritan.

The Task Force for Justice and Racial Reconciliation along with the Task Force for Liturgy, Music, and the Arts invited churches, organized in regional “minsters,” to investigate the history of racial, political, and cultural injustices in their communities and seek out local art depicting anti-racism, social justice, political action, or protest.

During Lent 2021, the bishop asked each parish to engage with the art they had discovered, through worship, discussion, or prayerful meditation.

I want the whole story:

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