Seeking Racial Justice
Posted on 03/24/2021
Sisters of Charity of LeavenworthA Statement of the Seeking Racial Justice Interest Group of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

Affirming the value and dignity of all people, we denounce the rising incidence of
discrimination, harassment and violence being perpetrated against Asian Americans and Asians living in the United States. We pray solace for the families of those who lost their lives and healing for those who were injured in the recent shootings in Atlanta, Georgia.

We urge leaders across all levels of government to speak and act in support of justice and equality, regardless of the racial origins and ethnicity of persons striving to earn a living and be at home in this country. We encourage all Americans to open their minds and hearts, and to foster a spirit of sisterly and brotherly love to replace the demonizing rhetoric and hateful violence that recurs too frequently.

As members of the Seeking Racial Justice Interest Group of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, we stand in solidarity with all people of color, and pledge to work for equality and equity among all people, focusing on personal and societal transformation and reconciliation on behalf of racial justice.

Seeking Racial Justice Interest Group of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth,
Michael Delores Allegri, SCL
Catherine Ann Bones, SCL
Cele Breen, SCL
Mary Jo Downey, SCL
Margaret Finch, SCL
Mary Rachel Flynn, SCL
Maureen Hall, SCL
Therese Horvat, SCLA
Ellen Hustings, SCLA
Keith Hustings, SCLA
Mary Pat Lenahan, SCL
Vickie Perkins, SCL
Irene Skeehan, SCL
Mary Lex Smith, SCL


For more information, please contact the JPIC Office at 913-758-6564 or visit our
website at https://www.scls.org/justice-peace-creation/

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Cristo Rey Kansas City is a sponsored work of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. Through its mission, the school seeks to foster a just, equitable and peaceful society for all. John O'Connor, President of Cristo Rey, urges all to reflect on the possibility of a society grounded in the principles contained in this statement.