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 yesterday in our nation’s capital. We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy. Our hearts ached as we watched these despicable actions that threaten not only to destroy the seat of our government but to rend the bonds that unite us. We commend and thank the members of Congress who courageously continued their service to the nation last night even amid the chaos.
In our increasingly divided nation, we renew our commitment to the common good and pledge to take up the challenge to use our energy to repair our democracy and contribute to the work of building a more perfect union. We invite all people of good will to join us and we call on our elected leaders to point the way.”
Sister Annmarie Sanders, IHM
LCWR Communications Director
May our Provident God hear our prayers for healing of our nation and our commitment to work for a more just world.
Barbara McMullen, CDP