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Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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The Sacred Right to Vote Must be Protected

LCWR has endorsed the national John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day (May 8) and is releasing this joint statement with the National Black Sisters Conference on the critical importance of ensuring that all people—no matter race, zip code, economic situation—enjoy the sacred right to vote. 

National Black Sisters' Conference and LCWR Issue Statement on Conviction of Derek Chauvin for Murder of George Floyd

The following is a joint statement issued by The National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC) and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in response to the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

We, the National Black Sisters’ Conference and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, stand together in our commitment to the sacred dignity of each human person as emphasized in Catholic Social Teaching.

LCWR Embraces the Call to Respect Diversity and Work for Inclusion and Equity for All

We are living at a moment when society is discovering the vast breadth and depth of both the richness and the challenges inherent in the diversity that exists within the human family. That diversity entails a rich mix of differences and encompasses all the dimensions that make each person unique including: ethnicity, race, age, gender and gender identity, beliefs, sexual orientation, and more.

LCWR Stands Against Racism and Misogyny

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious condemns 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.

Repair Our Democracy

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.

LCWR Pledges to Work with Administration to Heal the Nation

The presidency and staff of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious congratulate President-elect Joe Biden, and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris and promise to work with them to build a society worthy of the values to which our imperfect union aspires.

After a difficult election season, it is time for us to take up the twin tasks of reconciliation and healing. In these challenging times it is critically important that we break through that which divides us one from another, repair fractured relationships and reclaim our essential unity.

LCWR Congratulates Archbishop Wilton Gregory

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious rejoices over the news of the appointment of Archbishop Wilton Gregory as a cardinal in the Catholic Church. Over the years we have been grateful to Archbishop Gregory’s leadership within the church where he has not only been a strong pastoral presence, but also a fearless outspoken critic of injustice. His public stances on many critical matters such as the repair of the US immigration system, race relations, climate change, sexual abuse within the church, LGBTQ matters, and much more reveal his deep integrity and courage.

LCWR Engages in Work to Repair Our Democracy During Election Season

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply concerned about the state of our nation and the future of our democracy.  We are facing one of the most consequential elections of our lifetimes in a nation that is increasingly divided.

As an organization, we are committed to using our voice in the public square to speak about matters of justice and moral good. We use this voice, as we have for decades, by advocating for justice and by speaking publicly about what we value, and the direction in which we want to see our nation move.

LCWR Condemns Killing of George Floyd

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly condemns the police-killing of another black man on the streets of our nation. Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and with all who have lost loved ones to law enforcement violence, all who live in fear, all whose dignity is threatened. The continued killing of black men and women; the constant harassment of people of color; and the denial of the rights and dignity of our African American neighbors must end now.

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