Statement from the Sisters of Notre Dame

Posted on: June 1, 2020 7:00 pm
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The Sisters of Notre Dame in the United States are called to respond
to a world suffering from lack of respect for human dignity, injustice,
war, violence and the destruction of the earth. (General Chapter
2016, pg 13).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The equality of
[people] rests essentially on their dignity as persons and the rights
that flow from it: “Every form of social or cultural discrimination in
fundamental personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, color, social
conditions, language, or religion must be curbed and eradicated as
incompatible with God’s design.”

We are outraged and saddened and reject the violence that has most
recently resulted from the fatal arrest of George Floyd of Minneapolis.
We recognize that his death is one of many throughout our country
and we join in solidarity with all those who have endured and been
affected by such grievous acts. We commit ourselves to deep
reflection on our complicity. We re-commit ourselves to promoting
justice, education on the dignity of every person and the common
good and advocate for fair and just systems so that all people may live
without fear and violence.

We pray in solidarity with the family of George Floyd and all those who
suffer from the effects of these acts of racism and violence throughout
our country.

We stand with our brothers and sisters in faith and all people of good
will in praying for an end to racism and violence and stand ready to
move forward in faith and action toward a country and world where
every person is valued, seen and heard.

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