Carmelite Human Rights and Social Justice Statement
The Carmelites of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary stand in solidarity with Catholic Social Teaching, which highlights building a more just society and living in holiness.
We live in allegiance to and walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ as we commit ourselves to the dignity of the human person by respecting people of every gender, race, ethnic heritage, creed, sexual orientation and financial resources. The principles of family, community, participation, dignity of work, option for the poor, and care for God’s creation inspire our communities and ministries to always teach the truth of our history and work for justice and peace.
As a result, we do not support unjust systems of racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, human trafficking and slavery of any kind, and any unjust system that does not promote the dignity of the human person that is a true gift from God.
May our God, through the intercession of Elijah the Prophet and Mary the mother of Jesus Christ, continue to transform us as we are called to conversion of heart, mind, body, and soul.