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NDCR Stands in Solidarity with SNDdeNs and CRN - Black Lives Matter

Hallmark #3, which states, "we educate for and on behalf of justice and peace in the world," has driven our internal conversation with students, faculty, and staff about the injustices happening in our world, especially in most recent weeks. We invite the community to pray with us, to listen with us and to engage in a conversation with us about our call from our Good God to take action and to serve our black communities.



Rome, Italy – June 8, 2020  The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur condemn the brutal killing of George Floyd by police officers.  This latest atrocity once again highlights the lack of respect for the dignity of people of color especially our black brothers and sisters.  We join all those across the globe who condemn oppression, discrimination and racism. This sin of racism must be recognized, addressed and ended in all corners of our local and global society.  We stand with those who work for justice. 

The horrific video of George Floyd’s killing will not be forgotten.  May it move us to a deeper recognition and respect for human life. We offer prayers of consolation, support and healing to the Floyd Family.

As an international Congregation, we acknowledge our own institutional complicity in racist attitudes, bias and behavior.   We ask forgiveness for our failures in facing racism within our own institution. 

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May 31, 2020 – Cristo Rey Network President, Elizabeth Goettl

Dear friends,

These recent days have been bleak, with horrific acknowledgement of the evil of racism and discrimination within our communities and across our country. Our Cristo Rey vison was established, and our mission exists so that we all, together, can lead needed change throughout our nation – a change towards radical inclusivity and educational access for all.

I was reminded today, on Pentecost Sunday, that at the first Pentecost, Jesus and the apostles lived in an unjust and divided world. And today, we still remain a human family that is divided. Through

generations of societal evolution, the harsh reality of violence due to the color of an individual’s skin incomprehensibly remains with us.

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