The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph joins with The Bail Project to dismantle racism and eliminate the use of cash bail in the United States criminal legal system.
I am angry, saddened and disturbed by the weeks of violence that have been forced into my life. Uvalde, Buffalo, Costa Mesa…and nightly in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia…. I can go on and on.
Now that the Senate Judiciary Committee has nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court, we request that the Senate to hold a respectful, thorough and swift confirmation process for Judge Jackson.
We believe that we should do all we can to help elevate others’ voices, especially those who come from under-resourced communities. To that end, the leadership team has created the Developing Diverse Voices curriculum.
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act. Now the Senate needs to pass the bill, and your advocacy is needed. Please take action with us.
The right to vote is foundational to our form of government. Voting allows citizens to have a say in decisions that affect our lives and to be fairly represented by officials who are responsive to our needs.
As police shootings and immigration policies have shined a spotlight on racism in the United States recently, our congregation has made confronting and dismantling racism a priority. While we advocate for change in our society and work to examine our personal biases, we have also been grappling with our own congregational history.
At that same meeting, the sisters called us to “bold conversation and prophetic action” to work toward dismantling systems of oppression. And I realized my silence was more than just a slip-up — it was part of perpetuating injustice.