USJ Prays for Justice and Peace

The University of Saint Joseph community joins the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas in praying for justice and peace. As we respond to national events we are guided by our core values of Respect/Integrity and Multiculturalism/Diversity.

  • Respect/Integrity
    The University of Saint Joseph demonstrates respect and reverence for all people and fidelity in personal witness.
  • Multiculturalism/Diversity
    The University of Saint Joseph is committed to fostering the growth of an inclusive community that welcomes differences among community members and benefits from them.

Please read the post from the Sisters, below:

“The ultimate measure of a [person] is not where [they] stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Institute Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, join with the many who grieve the recent killings of:

George Floyd, 46
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ahmaud Arbery, 25
Brunswick, Georgia

Breonna Taylor, 26
Louisville, Kentucky

We pray for comfort for each of these families as they face the painful loss of their loved ones.  We pray for the African American Community, repeatedly impacted by the trauma these killings produce, that the supportive care is accessible and available. We pray for this Nation’s deep racial divide and that true healing will occur.

We pray unceasingly, and we stand.

We stand in solidarity with the many calling for justice and an end to the extrajudicial killings of African Americans.