Posted on January 8, 2021

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness yesterday in our nation’s capital. We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy. Our hearts ached as we watched these despicable actions that threaten not only to destroy the seat of our government but to rend the bonds that unite us. 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.

Sister Annmarie Sanders, IHM
LCWR Communications Director|



Dear Friends,

The Sisters of the Divine Compassion support the statement put out by the LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) and add our own statement:

“The Sisters of the Divine Compassion are appalled at the unconscionable assault on the U.S. capitol and on American democracy. We urge Congress to take steps that will hold anyone involved in this event accountable. We pray that order may be restored and maintained so that the legitimate actions of our government may proceed.  We pray for a peaceful transition of the presidency and for the United States to continue to be a nation committed to the rule of law and to justice for all, as our Constitution states.”

RDC Social Justice Board and RDC Leadership Team.