The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, and many other people and organizations of good will in calling for a diplomatic solution to the tension between The People's Republic of Korea and the United States. Our charism, which calls us to make known the love of the heart of Christ, demands that we personally and collectively seek to act in ways that de-escalate violence.
With the LCWR* we believe "that love is more powerful than fear, dialogue more productive than rhetoric, and connection more transformative than threats of destruction."
We join in asking President Trump to de-escalate this crisis in a way that models restraint and seeks a solution that does not threaten the lives of thousands of innocent people.
This week, while tensions between the governments of the United States and the People’s Republic of Korea quickly escalated, approximately 650 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious meeting in Orlando, FL, issued a public statement imploring President Donald J. Trump to engage in dialogue and negotiation.
At this critical moment for our country and global community, we – the approximately 650 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious gathered in assembly – have discerned the Gospel call to embody love for the sake of the world.
We believe that love is more powerful than fear, dialogue more productive than rhetoric, and connection more transformative than threats of destruction.
We call on President Trump to engage in constructive dialogue and negotiation to resolve the current crisis between the governments of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in a manner that guarantees the peace and security that all people seek.
We commit ourselves to promote nonviolence and a compassionate response to the thirst of the world for integrity and communion.
* LCWR is an association of leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. The conference has nearly 1300 members, who represent more than 38,800 women religious in the United States. Founded in 1956, LCWR assists its members to collaboratively carry out their service of leadership to further the mission of the Gospel in today’s world.