As teachers, social workers, and nurses, the Sisters of Charity of New York have cared for children and families for over 200 hundred years. “As women religious, as Christians, it is our moral duty to speak for the children who are being separated from their parents. This policy is devastating and dangerous on countless levels and it must end,” said Sister Jane Iannucelli, President of the Sisters of Charity. “This is not a legal issue, it is a moral issue.”
Today, at 6 pm, the Sisters of Charity will join members of the community at W. 231 Street and Kingsbridge Avenue in the Bronx to protest the Administration’s inhumane policy of removing children from their parents at the U.S–Mexico border. The Sisters invite all to come together to share their thoughts, feelings, and plans for action. “Bring signs, talk to neighbors.” This vigil is co-sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of New York and by N. Bronx Racial Justice.
Sister Carol DeAngelo, Director of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation added, “As a Sister of Charity of New York, as a Catholic, but most of all as a U.S. citizen, I stand in solidarity with parents seeking safety and security for their children and say no to the separation of parents from their children. The God I believe in calls me to recognize that we are all one family, brother and sister to each other.”