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Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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August/September 2020

A Spirit Call within a Call

A Message from LCWR's Officers

On July 10, 2020, the national board of LCWR unanimously affirmed a call to place the conference on a five-year journey to address systemic racism and white privilege. The call emerged from an open and honest conversation held among leaders of LCWR and the National Black Sisters’ Conference.

The call goes beyond the assembly resolutions that have committed us to do the “critical work of recognizing racism as a systemic, structural cause underlying … multiple situations of injustice” with a “focus on the intersection of racism, migration, and climate crisis.”

That work remains critical. As Hop Hopkins wrote recently in Racism Is Killing the Planet, “You can’t have climate change without sacrifice zones, and you can’t have sacrifice zones without disposable people, and you can’t have disposable people without racism.”  (to continue reading, download PDF of newsletter below)

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