Avila University joins with the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in condemning the violence at the Capitol. It was an assault of the most serious nature, threatening elected leaders and attempting to thwart a democratic process, which led to the loss of life. It deserves a swift and sure response to hold those responsible to the fullest extent of the law. We also cannot ignore the juxtaposition of the law enforcement response to Wednesday’s violence with the violence inflicted on the Black Lives Matter protestors in June. As a Sister of St. Joseph university, we believe in the love of the dear neighbor without distinction. Our founders instill in our community that “together… we are more.” The path to recovery begins in a place where justice, inclusion, and belonging reign. Avila University is a place of courageous leaders and a community that reflects the dignity, worth, and potential of everyone – especially those who have historically been left out, treated unfairly, or without a voice. It is with this intention that we reach out to serve a world in need.
January 9, 2021
Avila University joins with the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in condemning the violence at the Capitol
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