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Springfield Dominican Sisters Applaud Accountability to Native Peoples

Last week a list of Native boarding schools affiliated with the Catholic Church was made public by Catholic Truth & Healing, a collaborative group of archivists, historians, concerned Catholics, and tribal members, who compiled and refined this resource to help facilitate access to information for survivors of Native boarding schools, their descendants, and Tribal Nations.  […]

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St. Dominic Hospital celebrates integration of antiracism work into DEI Council

About the photo: Some members of St. DART at the celebratory event in Jackson, Miss., on April 27, 2023. Events at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Miss., on Thursday, April 27, drew welcome attention to the commitment of members of the St. Dominic’s Antiracism Team (St. DART) and ritualized the integration of their work into the

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Black History Month: Dominican Sisters Honor Illinois Residents

Some of the trailblazing men and women of Illinois history are either African American or prominent in the African American story. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield kicked off Black History Month by placing posters throughout Sacred Heart Convent that pay tribute to generations of African Americans. Special thanks to Sister Clare, Molly, and Anne, who

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When Tragedy Comes Home

About the photo: Springfield Dominican Antiracism Team (SDART) meeting, fall 2022. Dominican Sisters of Springfield Endorse Black Sisters Conference’s Call for Police Reform, Turn Attention to Killing of Springfield Resident Earl Moore, Jr Springfield, Ill.—The national and local need to speak out about the senseless deaths of black persons at the hands of civil servants

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A Statement from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield on the Death of Earl Moore, Jr,

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield join the many others in our civic community to address the tragedy that befell our city on December 18, 2022, when one of our citizens, Mr. Earl Moore, Jr, was killed by “compression and positional asphyxia” inflicted upon him by the very persons he called for assistance, two LifeStar EMTs.

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National Black Sisters Conference statement on the murder of Tyre Nichols

The New Year is barely a month old. We have just celebrated the national holiday honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the warrior of peace, and the world sadly commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In a few days, we will celebrate Black History Month as we honor the achievements and

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Peru: Take Action to Stop the Violence

Please pray and take action on behalf of the people of Peru. Our Dominican Sisters of Springfield serving in Lima and Jarpa, Peru have asked for our attention and prayer. Sister Betty Vila Alania sent a message this week and the Maryknoll Sisters who also have a presence in Peru ask for signatures on a

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Seeing the Work of the Spirit: East St. Louis and Peru

By Sister Rose Miriam Schulte, OP In our Prayer for the Life of the World, we daily ask that our hearts might be freed “to recognize and attend to Christ in hidden and unexpected places.” Some of these hidden places are lodged in our congregational past. Not unlike any organic process, a congregation’s earlier plantings

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Standing Against White Supremacy

A handmade sign by Chloe Wilson used during the Charlottesville, Virginia counter-protest to the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Justin McBrien. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are members of the Springfield Coalition on Dismantling Racism (SCoDR) and our

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Robert Blackwell, Dominican Associate, Honored for Transformational Antiracism Work

Springfield Dominican Associate Robert Blackwell was honored Tuesday night with the Dr. Kenniebrew Equity 2022 Trailblazer Award for his commitment to and transformational work in equity, diversity, and inclusion. Retired in 2021 from his role as Chief in the Office of Racial Equity Practice at Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Bob continues his

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The Feast of St. Bakhita: A day of prayer for an end to human trafficking around the world

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General has designated February 8 as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking.  On February 8, we celebrate the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita who was born in Darfur, Sudan in 1869 and ripped from her loving family at

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Dominican Sisters of Springfield Make Urgent Call for Protection of Voting Rights

Dominican Sisters of Springfield Make Urgent Call For Protection of Voting Rights The day after the U.S. Senate failed to pass voting rights legislation the Dominican Sisters of Springfield released the following statement calling for citizen engagement. Since the foundation of our democracy, excluded peoples have struggled to gain a right that was promised in

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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Analysis, Reflection, and Action

CORPORATE STANCE: OPPOSITION TO HUMAN TRAFFICKINGBuilding on our Consistent Ethic of Life stance that “we reverence the sacredness of life and address injustice in a spirit of respect, compassion, and solidarity,” we Dominican Sisters of Springfield oppose the trafficking of human persons, especially that of women and children. We will continue to educate ourselves. We

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Antiracism Websites

Being Antiracist. National Museum of African American History and Culture Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Teaching Hard History: American Slavery.  Learning for Justice.  Reflection, Inquiry, Self-awareness, and Empathy: Strategies to Integrate Racial Equity in Teaching. DePaul University. Yes, Critical Race Theory is compatible with Catholicism. Here’s why. America Magazine. Critical race theory is a

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