March 22, 2022
We, the undersigned leadership of women religious, walk in solidarity with the people of Ukraine who are suffering from the invasion by Russian forces. Vladimir Putin is attacking democracy in Ukraine with military might and misinformation. We stand with all who support the people of Ukraine and the preservation of its democracy.
As we see the young democracy of Ukraine under attack, we are mindful of threats to democracy within our own country. We must stay informed, educate ourselves as voters, and support such efforts as the Freedom to Vote Act, an Act designed to ensure fair representation and increase transparency in political campaign spending.
As women of faith, we invite you to stand with Ukraine and with those religious communities whose Sisters serve in Ukraine, Poland, and other border nations by offering prayers and, when possible, providing material support. These organizations are supported by our communities: https://ursulinesisterslouisville.org/help-ukraine/
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his address to Congress on March 16, “Right now, the destiny of our country is being decided.” Right now, let us all work together to preserve peace and democracy in Ukraine and in the United States of America.
Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana
Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville
Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph
Article on our statement in the March 28 Monday Starter by Global Sisters Report: