Social Concerns

Our Response to the Derek Chauvin Verdict

2021-04-21T18:10:11+00:00

Mural at 11th and Main Streets, Louisville, Kentucky of Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, David McAtee and George Floyd, photo by WAVE 3 News       Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd. We believe that justice has been served regarding the facts of Mr. Floyd’s death. George Floyd’s death has brought to the surface the history of systemic racism in the United States. We are all walking on a tightrope of polarization, mistrust, and failure to love [...]

Our Response to the Derek Chauvin Verdict2021-04-21T18:10:11+00:00

We Decry Killings in Atlanta and Stand With Asian Americans and Call for Action on Gun-Control Bill

2021-03-22T15:27:36+00:00

       We join with the Loretto Community and all those mourning the recent killing by a white male in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. This horrible tragedy touches us deeply, as it does all who decry violence of any kind. The awful act of violence targeting Asian-Pacific Americans speaks to the reality this past year of the growing tension and outright hatred in the United States and across the world toward our Asian sisters and brothers fanned because of racist characterizations during the pandemic. We also call out, in particular, the racialized misogyny that [...]

We Decry Killings in Atlanta and Stand With Asian Americans and Call for Action on Gun-Control Bill2021-03-22T15:27:36+00:00

The Great Women’s March

2021-04-12T14:09:22+00:00

The following is a speech made by Kathy Williams on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at The Great Women’s March. She was invited to speak at the event by organizer Ruby Hyde, a fellow Ursuline Associate and longtime civil rights advocate. Kathy is also Director of Communications and Public Relations for the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville. Mural at 11th and Main Streets, Louisville, Kentucky of Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, George Floyd and Elijah McClain, photo by Kathy Williams Good Afternoon. I am honored and humbled to be here with you today, and in the presence of such esteemed leaders in our community. [...]

The Great Women’s March2021-04-12T14:09:22+00:00

Co-signed Statement in Support of “God Is On Your Side” and LGBT Youth

2021-03-01T17:00:52+00:00

We support the recent statement, “God Is On Your Side,” by twelve U.S. Catholic Bishops in support of at-risk LGBT youth and the work of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. We respect the intrinsic dignity of all human life, including the lives of LGBT youth, who face many challenges, including bullying, harassment and violence, as well as being at higher risk for suicide. As followers of Christ, we are called to welcome and defend those on the margins, especially those whom society rejects. As Jesus commands us, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” [John [...]

Co-signed Statement in Support of “God Is On Your Side” and LGBT Youth2021-03-01T17:00:52+00:00

Statement in Support of “God Is On Your Side” and LGBT Youth

2021-02-05T20:21:54+00:00

We, the leadership of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, support the recent statement, “God Is On Your Side,” by twelve U.S. Catholic Bishops in support of at-risk LGBT youth and the work of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. We respect the intrinsic dignity of all human life, including the lives of LGBT youth, who face many challenges, including bullying, harassment and violence, as well as being at higher risk for suicide. As followers of Christ, we are called to welcome and defend those on the margins, especially those whom society rejects. As Jesus commands us, “Love one another. As I have loved [...]

Statement in Support of “God Is On Your Side” and LGBT Youth2021-02-05T20:21:54+00:00

Zoom Prayer Service to End Human Trafficking

2021-01-29T21:17:17+00:00

Monday, February 8th marks the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita and the International Day of Prayer to End Human Trafficking. The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville are collaborating with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to present a virtual prayer service. It will be held at 7:00 pm ET, Monday, February 8th, on Zoom. All are welcome to join this 30-40 minute service. Please contact Lisa Steiner, Social Concerns Liaison at 502-896-3999 or email [email protected] for more information. Here is a link to the Zoom call: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85477079527?pwd=KzZPU0VQRmVqY3k4Rk9zSXBzQUpzQT09

Zoom Prayer Service to End Human Trafficking2021-01-29T21:17:17+00:00

Announcing the Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive!

2020-11-19T20:15:09+00:00

For 25 years, the community of Sacred Heart Schools has been sharing our hearts with the people of Mingo County, West Virginia, through a Christmas Gift Drive. In reaching this milestone, this year Sacred Heart Schools officially named it the "Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive" in honor of Sister Mary Brendan Conlon, OSU, who created the partnership so long ago during the time she served in Mingo County with Christian Help. Due to Covid-19, we are unable to deliver toys and gifts to Mingo County this year, but CHRISTMAS ISN'T CANCELED, and we can still share our hearts with the dear [...]

Announcing the Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive!2020-11-19T20:15:09+00:00

Sept. 23 Grand Jury Decision in Breonna Taylor Case Leaves Ursulines of Louisville, Other Louisville Area Congregations with ‘Feelings of Great Sadness and Injustice’

2020-10-26T18:26:03+00:00

The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth join together to release the following statement: The grand jury announcement on Sept. 23 in the Breonna Taylor case of three counts of wanton endangerment for Officer Brett Hankison and no charges for the other officers involved, has left us with feelings of great sadness and injustice for her family, friends and our entire community. We pray for peace in Louisville and our country at this time. We have seen firsthand the deep divide this tragedy has caused in our city and in our [...]

Sept. 23 Grand Jury Decision in Breonna Taylor Case Leaves Ursulines of Louisville, Other Louisville Area Congregations with ‘Feelings of Great Sadness and Injustice’2020-10-26T18:26:03+00:00

Say Their Name: A Call for Reform to End Racism

2020-10-26T18:25:52+00:00

Racism is the original and persistent sin of the United States. Unarmed black people are killed by police authorities and armed members of the public. Say their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tony Robinson, Trayvon Martin. So many others. We know this. We see this. We grieve. We are angry. We move on. It happens again. Our racist system targets people of color for poverty, imprisonment, violence, and death. White institutions police black communities and communities of color. White institutions hold power in a criminal justice system that utterly fails to impose accountability [...]

Say Their Name: A Call for Reform to End Racism2020-10-26T18:25:52+00:00

The Ursuline Sisters’ Social Concerns committee and PATH sponsored “Act Justly,” a workshop on Human Trafficking on January 19

2019-03-15T14:46:02+00:00

Sponsored by: PATH (People Against Trafficking of Humans) and our Social Concerns committee, "ACT JUSTLY" was Facilitated by: Sister Joetta Venneman, PBV, and held in the Ursuline Motherhouse library on January 19. The workshop explored the following: What is human trafficking and what is its impact on our world, including the citizens of Kentucky? How are women religious responding both globally, locally and within Kentucky? Examine these topics and reflect upon practical opportunities for addressing human trafficking, as a global citizen, and in solidarity with People Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) Coalition of Kentucky. The workshop was well-attended and informative. For more information on the facilitator, click here [...]

The Ursuline Sisters’ Social Concerns committee and PATH sponsored “Act Justly,” a workshop on Human Trafficking on January 192019-03-15T14:46:02+00:00

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