Mercy Connections Statement in Response to Systemic Racism

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Commitment

Mercy Connections humbly works for social and economic justice for vulnerable and marginalized people in our community. We live the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with a mission guided by a steadfast belief that every person, regardless of life circumstances, deserves dignity, compassion and the opportunity to pursue personal aspirations in a supportive community.

During this moment of national crisis, we stand in solidarity with our multi-cultural Mercy community and the many across our country calling for racial justice, equality and the end to oppression of any kind. We mourn with the loved ones of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and numerous others, whose lives were taken senselessly and tragically. We condemn their killings and say enough is enough. We reject the misuse and abuse of power. Black lives matter.

In the words of our founders, racism is an evil affecting us all. Mercy Connections commits to do better and act with urgency to disassemble systemic racism through education, dialogue, cooperation and holistic thinking. The time is now for historical change to realize a just and more merciful world. It depends on us.

In mercy,

Lisa Falcone

Executive Director