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Reflections on the Intersectionality of Unearned Privilege
Peter Noteboom, Deputy General Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches
During a recent event called “Engage Difference” led by the Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries I was struck early on by comments from two White participants.
The first paraphrased Pope Francis remarking that truth is not to be found in agreement with particular concepts or beliefs or ideologies but instead in the quality of a relationship, a way and a life
… The truth, according to Christian faith, is God’s love for us in Jesus Christ. So the truth is a relationship! Each one of us receives the truth and expresses it in his or her own way, from the history, culture and situation in which he or she lives … it means that [truth] is given to us always and only as a way and a life…