our response to the U.S./North Korea crisis

Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania Release Statement in Response to the US-DPRK Crisis

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania stand in solidarity with the Leadership Conference for Women Religious (LCWR) in imploring President Donald J. Trump to engage in respectful, constructive dialogue and negotiations with the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to resolve the current crisis between the governments in a manner that will encourage peace and security for all people in our world.

We believe that love is more powerful than fear.  We believe that constructive and respectful dialogue is more productive than rhetoric.  We believe that the developments of respectful relationships are more transformative than threats of destruction.

As Sisters of St. Joseph, agrégées and associates, we embrace the Gospel values of respect for the dignity of all persons and we advocate for non‐violent, peaceful resolution of differences.  At this critical moment for our country and global community, we are calling all to follow the gospel to embody love for the sake for the world.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania is a congregation of vowed religious women, agrégées and associates who minister in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania. We were founded in LePuy, France in 1650 and arrived in the Erie Diocese in1860. The congregation is part of The U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph composed of more than 4,203 sisters, 25 agrégées, and 3,032 associates, with NGO status in the United Nations. For more information visit www.ssjerie.org