Social Justice

Repair Our Democracy

Repair Our Democracy

The following statement comes from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious regarding the events at the Capitol building yesterday, Jan. 6.  The Women of Providence in Collaboration join other religious Sisters and organizations across the world in this statement.   “The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness…

Leadership Statement on Recent Federal Executions

Leadership Statement on Recent Federal Executions

The Sisters of Providence from St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN sent me this statement and article dealing with the death penalty and the recent executions.   “For the first time in 17 years, the bells tolled at the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. for each of the three federal executions during the week of…

Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province, Response to Racial Injustices

Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province, Response to Racial Injustices

The Sisters of Providence from Seattle, WA sent this statement on racial injustice and I want to share it with all of you. “We are heartbroken by the recent senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black lives taken by policing gone wrong and other racial violence.  We also acknowledge the unimaginable pain of all…

Statement on the Arrest and Death of George Floyd

Statement on the Arrest and Death of George Floyd

Today I was going to write a statement to be posted on our Social Justice page.  However, I think my Provincial Leadership Team’s statement captures my intentions quite well.  I thank them for issuing this statement.  I know that Women of Providence communities have most likely also issued their own statements.  We all stand together in solidarity.   “Witnessing the dying…

Marking the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Voting Rights

Marking the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Voting Rights

The Sisters  of Providence in Holyoke, MA are marking the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. Recently, archivists for women religious around the nation exchanged information on the impact of the vote as indicated by documentation in their archives. In some Congregations, there was no documentation about Sisters voting or interest…

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