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Statement Regarding Unrest Across Nation  

No doubt all of us in the Seton Hall community are carefully watching the events unfolding across the country following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Issues with which our society has grappled for years, again in the spotlight, further strain a nation already under tremendous pressure from the coronavirus pandemic.   

As a Catholic community of faith committed to diversity and inclusion, we reaffirm our conviction that racism has no place — anywhere. Our Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.

Statue of Mother SetonMay we look to our patroness, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, who lived through uncertain times herself — both globally and personally. Yet her trust in God remained strong, as she noted: "Faith lifts the staggering soul upon one side; Hope supports it on the other."

These are, for sure, uncertain and challenging times. May we remain hopeful, and through our faith, pray as a University community for justice, for peace, for safety, and for comfort to the families who are aggrieved, suffering and in turmoil.

Categories: Nation and World