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August 12, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia – Leaders of Catholic Sisters from throughout the United States engaged in a contemplative action for an end to race-based violence in our country. The event began at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Organized during the Leadership Conference for Women Religious assembly that gathered in Atlanta Aug. 9-13, about 160 women participated in the action.
The group began with a half mile silent procession to the Center for Civil and Human Rights and then spent five minutes in silent prayer and contemplation focusing on repentance for complicity in racism and prayer for peace. The group concluded their contemplative action singing “Let There Be Peace On Earth.”
Earlier this week, the Adrian Dominican Sisters joined with their Black Catholic brothers and sisters – clergy, Sisters, and deacons – in affirming that “Black Lives Matter” and in their message: “Scripture and Catholic social teaching cry out for justice and equality in our relationship with one another.”