The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities invite the public to attend time of prayer and presentation focusing on “Respectful Dialogue in an Election Year” at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 at Mount Alvernia, 146 Hawthorne Road in Millvale, Pennsylvania.

Keynote speaker Sister James Ann Germuska, founder and chief executive officer of Crosskeys Human Services Inc. in Brownsville, Pennsylvania will reflect upon the Christian values which promote the common good and lead to respectful dialogue in both the local and national political arenas.

Last month, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities with sisters in Millvale, Syracuse, Williamsville, Poughkeepsie and Mount Vernon, New York, joined more than 5,000 Catholic sisters in signing a letter asking the U.S. presidential candidates to stop using language “that disrespects, dehumanizes or demonizes” others during the presidential campaign.