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CSJ Statement of Support for Refugees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2017
We, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, urge President Trump to lift the recent executive order on refugee and immigrant resettlement. We also call upon congressional representatives to respect the rights and dignity of all persons and to respond to the needs of refugees in a way that is always humane, just, and loving.
We are committed to being persons of unifying love grounded in prayer, contemplation, nonviolence, and faith. In the depth of our spirit, we are one. We seek unity where it can be found and love our neighbor without distinction. Our charism calls us to heal and reconcile, work to recognize and defend the human dignity of all persons and promote justice with a particular concern for the poor.
We reflect and seek open spaces for dialogue which balance concerns for national safety with being a welcoming nation. May we see, listen, and continue to prioritize the best responses to the situations of refugees today.