Statement on Recent Events in Washington, D.C.

Statement on Recent Events in Washington, D.C.

The Sisters and Associates of St. Dominic of Tacoma join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Dominican Sisters Conference in praying for the world and for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness in our Capitol. 

We are disturbed that this violence and lawlessness was not confined to our Capitol but extended much closer to home at the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia and at the Capitol in Salem, Oregon.

We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy. Our hearts ached watching these despicable actions that threaten not only to destroy the seat of our government but to rend our unity. We commend and thank the members of Congress who courageously continued their service to the nation last night even amid the chaos.

In our increasingly divided nation, we renew our commitment to the common good and pledge to take up the challenge to use our energy to repair our democracy and contribute to the work of building a more perfect union. We invite all people of good will to join us and we call on our elected leaders to point the way.

The Sisters and Associates of Sisters of St. Dominic
Tacoma, Washington

Contact: Sister Sharon Casey, OP 253-569-4034

Sisters of St. Dominic of Tacoma, WA