North American Dominican Promoters of Justice, Peace and Care of Creation
Recent Articles from the North American Justice Promoters
The North American Dominican Justice Promoters gathered for our annual planning meeting from July 7 – July 9, 2020 via ZOOM. Thirty-four promoters, including sisters, friars, and laity from the U.S. and Canada, came together to strengthen our solidarity in the work. The theme of this year’s conference was, The Common Good in the Covid-19 […]
Sister Reg McKillip was recently appointed DSI (Dominican Sisters International) North American Co-Promoter of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation by Sister Margaret Mayce, DSI International Coordinator. Sister Reg was elected to this position by the Leadership of the North American congregations and was recommended to Sister Margaret and the DSI Coordinating Council.
The North American Dominican Justice Promoters would like to share their letter that was sent to the delegates at COP 25 via our Dominican Family members that were there. Read more
The North American Dominican Justice promoters gathered for their annual planning meeting in Techny, Illinois May 28-29. Twenty-four promoters, including sisters, friars, and laity from the U.S. and Canada, came together to strengthen their solidarity in the work. This year’s meeting focused on integral ecology as a framework in promoting justice, and updating the Call to […]
‘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 […]
The North American Dominican Justice Promoters have given priority
to the following justice areas for our ministry:
Climate Justice1) The theological truth that creation, the precious common home for the whole of life, is God’s. 2) The scientific truth that human behavior is causing grave harm to the environment, even to the extent of changing the climate. (Laudato Si’) 3) The moral truth that we individuals, groups, and nations have the duty to reverse this destructive trend. Pope Francis, in Laudato Si’ Care for Our Common Home and in his 2015 address to the United Nations, gave voice to the rights of nature.
Peace & Security for All LifeWe extol the dignity of every human life, made in God’s image, a truth revealed in Genesis. To live that truth we take a stand, by preaching and action, against all threats to human well-being. “The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties” of all people – of those threatened by war abroad or gun violence at home, of prisoners, of the sick, of children in the womb, of mothers in crisis – these too are our “joys and hopes…griefs and anxieties.” (Cf. Gaudium et Spes, #1)
Human TraffickingThere is the sociological and economic truth of the deplorable worldwide industry in human trafficking. For purposes of slave and sex labor, desperate men, women, and children are drawn into a vortex of degradation. We denounce the consumerist mentality by which human beings are turned into mere instruments of satisfaction and profit.
Economic JusticeMoved by the Prophets, inspired by Jesus, and guided by Catholic Social Teaching, we claim the truth that the fruits of creation and all that is produced from them have a universal destination – they are meant for all. The economy, enlivened by a healthy cooperation between private initiative and government, is to be at the service of the common good. We denounce global economic systems that value money and profit over the dignity of human beings and the life of the planet.
We recognize that each of these areas of injustice are rooted in racism, sexism, poverty, and oppression that give rise to violence. These root causes of injustice inform our study and search of truth. Such study helps guide us to commitments in the areas where we can be most effective individually and collectively.