Our Sacred Heart Story with the Potawatomi People in Kansas, 1841-1879 was a four session online presentation and discussion originally presented in February-March 2022 by the Stuart Center for Mission. The program featured Stuart Center staff, RSCJ and Associates, invited Indigenous speakers and Maureen Chicoine, RSCJ, author of the book Grave on the Prairie: Seven Religious of the Sacred Heart and Saint Mary's Mission to the Potawatomi.
The Stuart Center recognizes that racism permeates all sectors of our society and world, in both overt and subtle ways. It is a part of our own national history that requires recognition and reconciliation. We condemn racism in all forms, and stand against all rhetoric and actions that perpetuate unjust systems and erode the fabric of a civil, just and peaceful society. Furthermore, we embrace our sisters and brothers of all races, creeds, and origins as members of the human family of God. While differences among us may challenge us, we firmly believe that it is these same differences that can enrich and strengthen us all even more deeply. In the heart of Christ there is room for all and we, too, must create this same loving space among us.