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COVID—19 Coronavirus Statement from the Master of the Dominican Order

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid? For God will hide me in his shelter in time of trouble, He will conceal me in the cover of his tent. Psalm 27:1,5 Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Dominican …

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Peace must Prevail

Statement on United States Engagement with Iran The U.S. Dominican Iraq Coordinating Committee calls upon the United States Government to de-escalate tensions with Iran In the midst of the sacred days of the Christmas-Epiphany season, our hearts and minds have contemplated the promised hope of God’s coming peace. Yet, during these days, we have also …

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Forgo Violent Rhetoric, Break Cycle of Violence With Iran

Springfield Dominican Sister Marcelline Koch signed statement, calls for de-escalation of tensions with Iran Springfield, Ill.—Promoters of Justice for Dominican Sisters and Brothers nationwide call upon the U.S. Government to forgo “violent rhetoric and preparations for retaliatory attacks” against Iran. A statement released yesterday, on the Feast of Epiphany, says it is “critical that the …

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Our Work: Protect, Console,
Break Fear of Oppressors

Preaching at Evening Prayer, December 8, 2019 Isaiah 11:1-9 (Inclusive Hebrew Bible, abridged) Then a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse; from Jesse’s roots, a branch will  blossom: the Spirit of the Most High will rest on you – a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of counsel and strength, a spirit …

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Break Fear of Oppressors
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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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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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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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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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