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MESA Responds to Recent Acts of Racism and Violence

Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA) stands in solidarity with those who have been shaken by the murder of George Floyd, the most recent victim in a tragic series of senseless violence against people of color.  His death reminds us that racism remains a critical issue in our world today, and the ensuing violence that has erupted across the United States challenges us to strengthen our commitment to nonviolence. We stand with those who support and participate in peaceful protest, including religious, government and civic leaders and organizations that are working together to bring about nonviolent communication in service of unity.

During this time when many cannot gather due to COVID-19, we are all called to find ways to have courageous conversations that inspire graced actions to preserve the dignity of and respect for each human being.

As we struggle to come to terms with this situation and other recent acts of racism and violence, we know that as a Mercy educational system, we have a great responsibility to encourage open dialogue about race, antiracism and nonviolence. We invite you to review the following resources available on our website:

“We can never say, it is enough.” – Catherine McAuley, Familiar Instructions

We share this statement from the Sisters of Mercy: Mercy Responds to the Killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery & Breonna Taylor

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