Our Sisters and Associates have continually responded to the sign of the times through our work with social justice.
Following in the mission of Jesus, we yearn for a more just world and strive to recognize and challenge the unjust structures of our day.
Our work for a systemic change is empowered through our collaborative efforts with the larger Dominican Family.
Dominican Call to Justice, 2015 - 2017
North American Dominican Promoters of Justice, Peace, and Care of Creation
The North American Dominican Justice Promoters respond to the call for justice in our world today. Engaging in issues using the pastoral model of see–judge–act, we address injustice in a spirit of respect, compassion, and solidarity with the whole Earth community.
We support the proposed United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the universal set of targets that follow and expand on the Millennium Development Goals expiring at the end of 2015. Like its predecessor, the all-encompassing goal of the SDGs is to end poverty. To achieve this goal we must recognize and challenge the underlying bias regarding culture, race, and women, as well as the overarching issue of climate change and its impact on all justice issues.
In solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world, we commit to study, advocate, and act in the following areas:
Peace and Security for All Life
As members of the world-wide Dominican Family, we advocate for justice through our ministries, through our preaching, through our presence at the United Nations, and through our corporate socially responsible investing. We collaborate with all who seek a more just and sustainable world.
Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration
The Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, Amityville, Caldwell, Hope and Sparkill recognize the global need for truth, compassion and justice and each Congregation's commitment to collaboration.
We commit ourselves: to deeper contemplation desiring to see the newness of God as it unfolds in this time; to be and to do together what we cannot sustain alone, especially in response to the hungers of this world; to share our resources, finances and membership in this endeavor; to call each member forth to engage in meaningful dialogue, honest sharing of information, ideas, gifts, and a willingness to move into new ventures, and even to alter ministries and activities. We stand on the brink of a new moment and say an intentional “YES.”
Our Promoter of Dominican Life and Mission and our Promoter of Justice assist us as we live out our commitment to this vision by engaging our membership and building relationships to effect positive change:
We share personnel, expertise and resources in service to the Gospel.
We create opportunities to collaborate on projects and events.
We utilize joint communications to share information about matters of importance for our Dominican life and mission, focusing special attention on issues of justice, pointing to possible action steps.
To learn more about the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt justice efforts, read our "Called to Act" blog series, written by our very own Sister Ceil, join us at our next event or contact us, here.
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