Please click here to find the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) report submitted by Margaret Mayce, OP (NGO Representative to the United Nations). The report was prepared by Sister Judy Lu McDonnell, OP, and Lyn Kirkconnell (Co-Promoters of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation for the San Rafael and Mission San Jose Dominican Sisters).
In this article, written by Fr. Rubén Martínez Ortega, OP, he shares the Dominican Family of East Timor’s celebration of the Feast of St. Dominic, as well as their second National Congress of the Dominican Youth Movement. “At least 120 youth people from almost all the places where the Order is present in Timor form 5 groups.” Read article
“[A] delegation of U.S. Dominicans will travel to Iraq in late September, almost a year after having had postponed their trip because of instability in Iraqi Kurdistan.” Please click here to read more about the delegation and “about an opportunity for you to observe the fourth anniversary of the displacement of thousands of Christians and other religious minorities at the time of the ISIS invasion of Iraq.”
‘A Call to Align our Justice Mission with Province and Congregational Communicators, Leaders of Laity in a Troubled Time’
The Dominican Justice Promoters of North America met on June 27th to 29th in Des Plaines, Illinois to renew its mission and direction. Thirty-three participants gathered from California, Washington State, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York and other parts of the United States. We were proud to have a more inclusive representation of the Dominican Family of North America with representatives of the friars of Canada, Dominican Laity and Province and Congregational Representatives joining our annual meeting. Joining us were Communicators: Stacy Spitler of Grand Rapids, Angela Kessler of Adrian, Kate Martin of San Rafael, Gina Ciliberto of Hope and Michael Wilmsen of the Central Province.