What can we say about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, that hasn’t been already said by religious and civil leaders and all people of good will? We are saddened by the display of hatred and bigotry, by the belief of some that any one group of God’s children is better than another, by the needless loss of life and the injury of many. Please join us in praying that this moment will be a turning point in our nation, that we will look into our hearts and choose love over hatred, and that God will comfort and hold close the families who mourn.

We share the statement issued by the Franciscan Action Network as stand united with our sisters and brothers against hatred and bigotry.

Franciscan Network