Statement on Racial Violence in the U.S.

Just sharing some well thought out ideas about the role each of us plays in today’s violence and things we can do to stop it. I especially liked: “We need to reflect on the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. – “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

Dan O'Donnell
Dan O’Donnell

Dan O’Donnell, a layman has covenanted with the Chicago Community. In addition to the standard covenant, Dan promises to work at connecting all partners known and unknown, to a conscious following the the way of Jesus, the way of the cross which Dan believes transforms all failure, democratizing the human journey


We at PCUSA join with all whose hearts and consciences are pierced with outrage from the deaths of yet two more African-American men killed by excessive police force in Louisiana and Minnesota.  And as the spiral of violence deepened last Thursday night in Texas with the killing and wounding of police officers at a peaceful rally aimed to elevate the call for justice it is time for prayer and national soul-searching.

In our vision statement, we at Pax Christi USA declare that “we are a Catholic peace and justice movement that seeks to model the Peace of Christ in our witness to the mandate of the nonviolence of the Cross.”  Our vision is “a more peaceful, just and sustainable world through the efforts of our members and in collaboration with other groups.”  The violent events of this past week are a challenge to our identity and to our…

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