June 5, 2020, West Palm Beach, Florida – On behalf of the faculty and staff of Rosarian Academy, Linda M. Trethewey, Head of School, recently issued a statement decrying the tragic death of George Floyd and the ongoing racism in the United States. Following is her statement.
June 3, 2020
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” -John 13:34
Dear Rosarian Community,
The tragic death of George Floyd has unleashed feelings of great pain and hurt due to the racism and social injustices that still exist in our world. The faculty and staff of Rosarian Academy stand united in our mission to live out the Gospel values and our belief in the continual need for social change.
Social injustice, prejudice, and hatred have no place in our society. We must reaffirm the values that we hold sacred. We must open our hearts and be empathetic in the understanding that racism of any kind destroys communities. As Christians, Catholics, a community of faith, we must do more than pray; we must model Jesus’ message to love one another.
Rosarian Academy educates and cultivates citizens who denounce violence, hatred, and racism and believe in the sacredness of all human life. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., stated, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but bends toward justice.”
We ask our Rosarian Academy community at large to join us in praying and standing up for a world that knows and demonstrates the values of equality, inclusiveness, respect, and dignity. “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).