Statement from the SND USA Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Office regarding the violence against Asian Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic:
“The Sisters of Notre Dame in the United States are called to respond to a world suffering from lack of respect for human dignity, injustice, war, violence and the destruction of the earth.
We are saddened and reject the violence against Asian Americans as this violence has reached an alarming level across the United States since the outbreak of COVID-19.
COVID-19 is a global concern, not a problem that was created by one nation, but rather a present concern of all. We must turn to science to answer the questions and concerns that arise.
We pray in solidarity with the families affected by these acts of racism and violence.
We renew our commitment to treating racism as a life issue, practicing being antiracist, and working to build a more equitable society.”