The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville condemn racism in all forms, whether it be the violent acts of the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacist groups or the daily acts of hate and discrimination that diminish us all.

We grieve with the citizens of Charlottesville and all people of goodwill. We mourn with those who have lost loved ones and who live in fear of hate and violence. We lament the racism that continues to afflict our communities and threaten the values that we hold dear.

We acknowledge our own complicity in institutional racism. We seek to cleanse our own hearts and pledge to help eradicate this evil. We promise to pray for healing in our country and will continue to use our voice and our energy to build a community where all are one in Christ Jesus.

We write this in solidarity with The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which is an association of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States.

Ursuline Sisters of Louisville

Sister Janet Peterworth, President; Sister Agnes Coveney, Vice President; Sister Jo Ann Jansing, Councilor; Sister Paula Kleine-Kracht, Councilor

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