Repair Our Democracy
As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities stand with more than 1300 leaders of Catholic sisters throughout the United States as we make this statement:
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness yesterday in our nation’s capital.
We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy. Our hearts ached as we watched these despicable actions that threaten not only to destroy the seat of our government but to rend the bonds that unite us. We commend and thank the members of Congress who courageously continued their service to the nation last night even amid the chaos.
In our increasingly divided nation, we renew our commitment to the common good and pledge to take up the challenge to use our energy to repair our democracy and contribute to the work of building a more perfect union. We invite all people of good will to join us and we call on our elected leaders to point the way.
We ask that you all join our sisters in praying for healing for our country, that we find common ground as children of God and that we move forward together.