CSA Stands Against Racism and Misogyny
A Public Statement of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes
The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes joins the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in condemning racism and sexism in all their harmful forms — whether the violent acts of white supremacists and misogynists or the daily acts of hate and discrimination that diminish us all.
We grieve with the citizens of Atlanta and the Asian-American and Pacific Island communities. We mourn with those who have lost loved ones to hateful acts of violence, with all who live in fear, and with all whose dignity is threatened by xenophobia and chauvinism. We lament the racism and sexism that continue to afflict our communities, threaten neighbors and denigrate all we hold dear.
We acknowledge our own complicity in institutional racism and sexism. We vow to live our charism to minister with simplicity and hospitality in the fields of education, health care, pastoral ministry and social service. We are committed to transformation of the world, the Church and ourselves through promoting systemic change for the quality of life, justice for the economically poor, furtherance of the role of women in church and society, and mutuality, inclusivity and collaboration. We commit ourselves to cleanse our hearts and rid our land of these twin evils: misogyny and racism. We promise to continue to use our voice and our energy to build God’s beloved community where all are one.
The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA), founded in 1858, is based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Today, CSA has sisters and associates across the United States and Nicaragua who strive to minister with simplicity and hospitality in the fields of education, healthcare, pastoral ministry, and social service.
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