~ by Dan Stockman, Global Sisters Report
The leadership group representing about 80% of the 42,000 sisters in the United States pledges to work with the Biden administration to bring healing to a divided nation.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious issued a statement on November 9 congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris and promised to work with them.
“After a difficult election season, it is time for us to take up the twin tasks or reconciliation and healing. In these challenging times it is critically important that we break through that which divides us one from another, repair fractured relationships and reclaim our essential unity,” the statement says.
“The people of this pluralistic nation form a diverse community characterized by different beliefs, experiences, and interests. We know our differences can be our greatest strengths; our disagreements, opportunities to seek the truth. Our challenge is to embrace those differences and together seek the common good lest we rend the bonds that unite us.”
“Now is the time to make space in our hearts and our communities for the needs and concerns of all God’s people, the undocumented mother, the Midwest farmer, the unemployed steel-worker, the suburban business woman, and the children and elders consigned to live in poverty. It is a time to tear down walls, real or imagined, which divide us by gender, race, class, geography, lifestyle, ideology, political party, and religious belief and to make room in our body politic for all who have been disenfranchised and discarded.