January 15, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – As our national sense of decency is assaulted by coarse and disrespectful public discourse, and our sense of unity fractured by words and actions that sow hatred and division, these words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speak to us with fresh urgency today:
Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to [hu]mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies. This call for a worldwide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one's tribe, race, class, and nation is in reality a call for an all-embracing and unconditional love for all [hu]mankind. [April 4, 1967, Riverside Church]
Dr. King’s call to love is at the heart of our Christian faith. It is, as he notes, “the force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life.”
As we honor today the memory of one of our nation’s most prophetic national leaders, we Adrian Dominican Sisters call on ourselves and all people of faith and goodwill to strive to live that all-embracing love.
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.