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Sister Marcelline Koch, OP

Sister Marcelline Koch, OP

Lament and Mourn: An Invitation to Grieve

Join us in Prayer Monday, June 1 Prayers for A Day of Lament Download and print or use on your device. Download Here Sister Marcelline Koch, OP Faith leaders from across many traditions have called for a National Day of Mourning and Lament to grieve and honor those who have died from COVID-19 and to …

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Gender Equality Issues
Among Indian Women

Human Rights for Women in India This essay was written for the Global Dominican Month for Peace by Vicki Schmidt, an associate of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield and executive director of Theresians International. The photographs are also hers. Meeting India’s Women My first visit to India in 1981 was a three-month intensive experience among …

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Among Indian Women
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India’s Women:
“A continuum of violence”

Human Rights for Women in India Continuing the experience of girl children (week 2), women, who comprise nearly half the population of India, suffer social and economic discrimination and lack of social liberty with a dominant life experience of oppression, restrictions, violence and exploitation. While they play a vital role in managing the family and …

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“A continuum of violence”
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Project Bloom:
Dominicans in Action

Under the Indian Center for Integrated Development, there are a number of programs helping youth.  http://icid.org.in/. Project Bloom, is a prime example of this. It is  an initiative of the Dominican friars in collaboration with Dominican Sisters of the Presentation and Dominican Laity in the Yuvajyothi Children’s Home of the Indian Centre for Integrated Development …

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Dominicans in Action
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Meet the Dominicans in India

As part of the Global Month for Peace observed by Dominicans Worldwide, we’re supporting our Dominican sisters and brothers in India, where Dominicans are active in ministries supporting youth, women, and indigenous peoples. In India there are: 452 Dominican Sisters in 7 congregations 5 Contemplative Dominican Nuns 159 Dominican Friars 143 Dominican Laity in 6 …

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Three Things You Can Do to Help People in Detention on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Every day we learn more about the appalling conditions facing children, women, and men in detention centers along our southern border. The situation is unconscionable. If you are like me, you might feel overwhelmed and paralyzed by the images of children and adults housed in overcrowded filthy conditions, conditions that fail to respect their dignity …

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How to Avoid the Paralysis Trap:
What to do when you think
You can’t do anything

This is one of life’s challenges: When we realize the magnitude of danger facing humanity and Earth because of climate change, it seems sensible to hide under the covers rather than get out of bed. When we notice our values and freedoms being eroded everyday by people who purport to protect them, it is easiest …

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What to do when you think
You can’t do anything
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