Justice and Peace

Living the Gospel of Jesus

Justice. Pope Francis calls it Jesus’ “protocol.”

The world’s bishops say it is “a constitutive dimension of the preaching of the Gospel.”

Jesus calls it love.

Dominicans and Justice. Since at least the 16th Century, Dominicans have together sought the truth in defense of human rights around the globe. Today Dominican preachers and teachers, intellectuals and artists, pastoral leaders, economists, scientists, and poets collaborate for the sake of defending the rights of vulnerable people and this planet Earth that sustains and supports all life.

Springfield Dominican Sisters live this model in the service of Jesus, whom St. Catherine of Siena called “Gentle First Truth.” Will you join us as we seek justice—right relationship—with and for all people and the planet we inhabit?

Justice—

Pope Francis calls it Jesus’ “protocol.”

The world’s bishops say it is “a constitutive dimension of the preaching of the Gospel.”

Jesus calls it love.

Dominicans and Justice—

Since at least the 16th Century, Dominicans have together sought the truth in defense of human rights around the globe.

Today Dominican preachers and teachers, intellectuals and artists, pastoral leaders, economists, scientists, and poets collaborate for the sake of defending the rights of vulnerable people and planet Earth that sustains and supports all life.

Springfield Dominican Sisters live this model in the service of Jesus, whom St. Catherine of Siena called “Gentle First Truth.” Will you join us as we seek justice—right relationship—with and for all people and the planet we inhabit?

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Dismantling Racism—-Earth: Our Common Home–Our Family in Peru & Iraq

Our Commitments

We are connected to our Dominican sisters and brothers worldwide, with whom we share common concerns and commit to collaborative action for the protection of human rights, climate justice, economic rights, and peace and security for all life.

Human Rights
Consistent Ethic of Life
Dismantling Racism
Migration, Immigration and Human Trafficking
Genetically Modified Organisms

Earth Rights
Global Climate Change
Sustainable living
Genetically Modified Organisms

DISMANTLING RACISM 

In 2005 we formalized our commitment to work to dismantle racism within our own congregation and in the institutions we lead.

Many people who hear about this commitment for the first time are shocked by it. How can Catholic sisters be racist?

Understanding that takes a little background, which we provide here. As you browse these essays and resources, we hope that you begin to understand why we easily admit to our racism, and why we are passionate for and hopeful about the work we and our many partners are doing to dismantle it—within ourselves, our institutions, and our nation.

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Learn More
Racism: A definition
Seven places we find racism today
What is white privilege?
What does the Catholic Church say about racism?
Five steps toward becoming an anti-racist: a spiritual guide
So, you want to be an ally in the effort to dismantle racism? (include content of Brown Bag Seminar)
Our anti-racism lens: A tool for decision-making

Digging Deeper: Bibliography, Filmography

EARTH: OUR COMMON HOME 

OUR FAMILY IN IRAQ 

PERU

IRAQ

Economic Justice
Housing Justice
Corporate Social Responsibility
Socially Responsible Investing

Peace and Security for All Life
Nuclear Disarmament
Death Penalty/Criminal justice
Closing the School of the Americas
Our Family in Iraq

Study and resources
Project IRENE
Where Justice and Truth Meet Newsletter
Racism
Dominican Call to Justice
Salamanca Congress on Human Rights

Collaboration: On a mission from God

Meet our Justice Team

All our sisters are connected to some aspect of our justice commitments, dependent on ministry and personal interests. Here are the sisters and associates who help us stay informed and connected to the needs of the world.
Sister Marcelline Koch, Justice Promoter
Justice Committee
Jubilee Farm Staff

Partnersin our Gospel commitment to labor for the healing of the world.

Our Dominican Family