We join the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in acknowledging our own complicity in institutional racism; we ask forgiveness of our sisters and brothers of color; and pray for our nation’s healing. With LCWR we pledge to raise our voices and to act now to end this scourge which has cost us so dearly.
As women of healing, who believe that the struggle for a more humane world is not an option, we re-commit ourselves to bring healing to the disease of racism in our own hearts, in our communities, our country and our world. With audacious hope we hold fast to the belief that our loving God will give us the grace to listen to our nation’s wounds, to engage this struggle together and do our part to dismantle racism forever. (Bon Secours USA Statement on Racism, 2020)