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“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” 
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, join with all who grieve and cry out against racism in all its forms. At this moment, heartbreak, frustration, fear, and outrage are but a few of the disquieting emotions resulting from the fatal arrest of George Floyd of Minneapolis. We acknowledge our own privilege and unite ourselves with others to work to dismantle racism.

We pray in solidarity with the family of George Floyd and all who suffer deeply from the effects of this egregious act – not only in Minneapolis but throughout our country and our world.

In the presence of the constant and painful reminders of the deep roots of racism in our country and as part of the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, we join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in committing to the critical work of creating communion, examining the root causes of injustice and our own complicity, and purging ourselves, our communities, and our country of the sin of racism and its destructive effects.

Read our 2018 full CSSJ U.S.Federation statement here:

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