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LCWR Statement on ongoing U.S., DPRK crisis

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) recently gathered in Florida for its annual assembly. The Sisters of Providence leadership team participated in the assembly.

During the course of the gathering, it became apparent that all in attendance felt the need to make a statement regarding the ongoing crisis between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), imploring President Donald J. Trump to “engage in dialogue and negotiation.”

The following is the crafted statement:

“At this critical moment for our country and global community, we – the 650 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious gathered in assembly – have discerned the Gospel call to embody love for the sake of the world. We believe that love is more powerful than fear, dialogue more productive than rhetoric, and connection more transformative than threats of destruction.

“We call on President Trump to engage in constructive dialogue and negotiation to resolve the current crisis between the governments of the United States and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in a manner that guarantees the peace and security that all people seek.

“We commit ourselves to promote nonviolence and a compassionate response to the thirst of the world for integrity and communion.”

During these uncertain times, it is important that we come together in support of nonviolence. Please use our “Litany of Nonviolence” during your personal or group prayer as you pray and work for peace in our world.

Here is also more information we wanted to share with you regarding the 2017 LCWR Assembly.

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The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.

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