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“Following the example of Marie Adelaide de Cice, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary will deeply feel the suffering and distress of their contemporaries. They will take care to protect life and promote integral human development. They will contribute to the changing of mentalities and attitudes to build with others a more just and humane world in which the dignity and rights of all are respected.” – DHM Constitutions


Pope Francis: No tolerance for racism, but without violence

National Black Sisters Conference statement on racism in America: Our Red Record

Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government

30 Statistics That Show the Undeniable Reality of Structural Racism in America


Racism degrades the Spirit of God which lies within every human being. It denies people their God-given right to live with dignity, respect, liberty and hope. As a global society, The Daughters of the Heart of Mary are aware of the gifts that diversity offers. We are also sensitive to social injustices and inequality, which people of color are brought to bear. We stand in solidarity with those who are affronted by racism, and whose lives are negatively impacted by its various manifestations, whether it is institutional, internalized or individual racism.

Francis Cardinal George, OMI, wrote in his 2001 Pastoral Letter on Racism, Dwell in My Love, “The two greatest commandments that Jesus gives us are ‘to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and to love your neighbor as yourself.’ All Christians are called to reflect the love and unity of the Blessed Trinity. For Catholics, this is not an option. We must love our neighbor, not tolerate but love our neighbor. ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Dwell in my love.’ (John 15:7) Love is the response to all injustice, hatred and racism.”


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Faith and Racial Healing: Embracing Truth, Justice, and Restoration - JustFaith Ministries
Dwell in My Love, A Pastoral Letter on Racism, by Francis Cardinal George, OMI
Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training
People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond
Southern Poverty Law Center
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