Statement on Racism

Statement of the Little Sisters of the Assumption’s JPIC Commission Ireland on the callous killing of George Floyd.
We, the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Assumption (Ireland) through our Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission (JPIC) condemn the callous killing on camera of George Floyd in Minnesota, USA and the racism all too evident in his murder. We stand united with the family and friends of George Floyd. We stand with all those who have been affected by violence in all forms and all who have died or been harassed and denied their rights and treated differently because of the colour of their skin. The denial of the rights and dignity of African American people must end now.
We ask forgiveness for our complacency in the face of racism. We promise to speak out loudly in promoting the building of a community where all are treated with respect and dignity.
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