After reviewing the preparatory materials and your reflections from previous sessions, set time aside to answer these questions from a prayerful place. First, read each question, then take several moments of silent contemplation before responding.
After your initial responses, take the time to review them with specific consideration of the Mercy Lens and the focus of this Theological Reflection Process to center decision making in the experience of people, community, and Earth. Mercy has expressed a commitment to prioritize decision-making in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Communities and Earth. Consider how your responses reflect that prioritization.
1.) What do I see and understand differently now than when I began the Theological Reflection process?
2.) In what ways am I thinking of the Critical Concerns differently, now that I have explored their intersectionality.
3.) What questions must we continue to ask- of ourselves as individuals, of Mercy as a community and of Mercy as a corporate voice? Consider each element of this question.
4.) What do we want to prioritize in our decision-making regarding extractives?
5.) In what ways does Mercy concretely show the prioritization of the BIPOC communities in our decision making, specifically regarding extractives?
6.) As we conclude our theological process on extractivism and move toward our next conversations and pre-Chapter processes, what further conversations do we want to have?