We, the IHM Sisters of Immaculata, stand in solidarity with our black/brown brothers and sisters who are crying out in frustration, anger and pain at the unjustifiable loss of human life, in the needless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. We do not condone and we lament the violence we see erupting across the United States.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. greatly admired the German Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer who said: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” This is a call to all of our IHM Sisters and those who partner with us to continue the conversation on the racial inequality that exists across America and to recommit ourselves to the work of undoing racism. We are called to recognize how ingrained racism allows ourselves and others to benefit from the racial disparities in our country and how we, working together with our brothers and sisters of color, can individually and collectively address the virus of racism in the United States.