Susan Rose Francois is a member of the Congregation Leadership Team for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. She was a Bernardin scholar at Catholic Theological Union and has ministered as a justice educator and advocate. Read more of her work on her blog, At the Corner of Susan and St. Joseph.

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Election night, before and after, we must build common ground

Horizons - I wrote these words on Tuesday evening, before the polls closed, a love letter to our democracy, our imperfect collective experiment in government for, by and of the people.

Lessons in quicksand

Horizons - Don't panic. Sounds an awful lot like some other sage advice — Be not afraid. Not only did Dora teach me the steps to survive literal quicksand, she models peace in anxious and chaotic times.

Monica Lewinsky, social sin and me

Horizons - While I was not involved in the public shaming of Lewinsky, in this post-#MeToo-movement world I am not proud of how many times I've used my miniscule connection to her for personal benefit.

Lament and love — becoming anti-racist

Horizons - This work of becoming anti-racist is for the long haul and is not meant to make me feel better, but to commit to making our society better and our human family whole.