For 10 years, Mercy Investment Services, guided by the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, has joined the Sisters of Mercy in fighting the injustices and inequalities that oppress persons around the world. Our work on the Critical Concern of anti-racism includes addressing human rights and diversity with corporations and investing in community organizations benefiting people of color. Yet the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd – and so many before them – remind us that, even with our best efforts, so much work remains. In support of the dignity of each person, we must – and we will – continue using our voice to speak out to protect human rights and address racial inequalities in companies and communities. We support the Sisters of Mercy in their statement and invite you to join us in this Anti-Racism Challenge from Mercy Volunteer Corps.
We continue to pray for all those suffering from injustices and inequalities, and we look to the words of Catherine McAuley to guide our work: “While we place all our confidence in God, we must act as if all depended on our exertion.” We will continue to use our role as an active shareholder and impact investor to advocate for the dignity of each person and to be a voice for those who are not heard.