We Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters and Associates — with so many — grieve with our brothers and sisters wounded by violence and hatred.

We pray for healing for the “Tree of Life” Synagogue and community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and for healing in Jeffersontown, Kentucky.

The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids condemn racism. Hate and discrimination diminish us all. We grieve with the citizens of our United States and with all of us who are also harmed by racist words and actions anywhere. We mourn with those who have lost loved ones, with all who live in fear, and with all whose dignity is threatened by hate and violence.

The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids stand against harmful rhetoric and actions that result in fear and evoke hatred in our cities and neighborhoods. Racism afflicts our country. Any conversation or activity that contributes to division, hatred, violence, or disrespect of another human being hurts all of us as a human family. We pray that people relate to each other with dignity and respect.

We are reminded: “We, as Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, see first the common ground of our humanity, and allow our differences only to enrich, and not to disparage. In all of our undertakings, we will notice first and foremost the human person before us. (DSGR Corporate Stance 1999)

We Stand & Preach Against Racism, Hate, and Violence

Won't you stand with us?