August 23, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – The Adrian Dominican Sisters’ General Council and members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) were some of the many communities of Sisters who spoke out in opposition to the violence and racism portrayed in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read Dan Stockman’s article in The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report for these responses.
August 14, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – In response to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters released the following statement on behalf of the Congregation.
The Adrian Dominican Sisters deplore the acts of white supremacist terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in a tragic loss of life and numerous casualties over the weekend. Hatred and bigotry are anathema to civil discourse, the rule of law and the ideals of our democracy. As women of faith, we add our voice to those calling for an end to racist violence in our country and pray that we awaken to the loving imperative of our being created equal in the image of God.