Kim R. Harris is Assistant Professor of African American Thought and Practice in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. She holds a Ph.D. in Worship and the Arts from Union Theological Seminary, New York City. Dr. Harris is a member of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium and the North American Academy of Liturgy. While pursuing her Ph.D., she composed Welcome Table: A Mass of Spirituals. Welcome Table is a featured complete Mass setting in the second edition of the Black Catholic hymnal, Lead Me Guide Me and the Gather Hymnal 4th Edition (GIA Publications Inc.). Her current research concerns Black Catholic liturgy in a time of changing parish demographics and consolidations, as well as the need to diversify available liturgical resources for worship.
Do we see, as we look at our table, not only who is there, but who is not there? Who is not invited? Who is invited but cannot gain access?VIEW
When I think of Mary, Mother of God, bearing a child in a land occupied by Roman soldiers, I think of “the talk.” You know, “the talk” that modern day Black and brown mothers have to give to their children, before they leave the house each day, right here in the United States.VIEW