Statement for peace on the US-DPRK crisis

Posted by Spalding Hurst

August 15, 2017

Last week, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth leadership teams gathered in Orlando, Florida, with 650 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) for their annual meeting. During that annual meeting, it was apparent through discussions that participants felt called to create a statement on the deepening crisis between the governments of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).

As Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, we affirm this statement based on our Gospel call to embody love for the sake of the world. We believe that love is more powerful than fear, dialogue more productive than rhetoric, and connection more transformative than threats of destruction.

As Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, rooted in our call to nonviolence and the promotion of peace, we call upon President Trump to engage in constructive dialogue and negotiation to resolve the current crisis between the governments of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in a manner that guarantees the peace and security that all people seek.

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Congregational and Western Province Leadership Teams


  1. Mary Ellen Doyle

    The statement makes me extra grateful to be an SCN and a citizen of the U.S. among its other peace seekers/makers. Thank you to our leadership!

  2. Anna Marie Rhodes, SCN

    Thanks for a great statement of what we stand for. May the Spirit be with you and all who read it.

  3. Nalini Meachariyil

    Thank you for taking the bold step to bring about Justice and Peace n our world

  4. Sr. Amrita Manjaly

    Working for justice indeed! May God continue to inspire all of us to do what is right.

  5. Mary Anne Burkardt

    THANK YOU!!! I’m “right proud” to be US!!!


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