The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word stand with our Bishops (US Statement and Mexico Statement) and other people of faith (Pax Christi statement) in expressing deep concern about the decision of the U.S. Government to send U.S. National Guard troops to the southern border with Mexico.
Our faith requires us to welcome the stranger and give aid to those in need. We recognize there is a crisis at our borders. However, it is a humanitarian crisis for those fleeing violence and persecution, not one that requires military intervention. We denounce the rhetoric that seeks to dehumanize those who cross the border and deny them their human dignity and human rights. We are a Congregation that serves in both the United States and Mexico. Grounded in the expansive love of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word, we will continue to welcome, support, and advocate for the rights of all who choose to cross the U.S./Mexico border.