Contributions of Dominican Women to
Social Ethics in the 20th Century
Editors: Helen Alford OP and Francesco Compagnoni OP
- In Dec 2007 the book Preaching Justice: Dominican Contributions
to Social Ethics in the 20th Century was presented. It
covers the contribution of over 30 Dominicans, mostly friars
but also two lay Dominicans (men), covering the twentieth century
from its beginning until its end.
- The idea of “Preaching Justice II” is
to dedicate a similarly extensive research project to the
female members of the Dominican Order and to produce a similar
kind of final publication to present its results.
- Preaching Justice II should
be published in 2012, which is the year dedicated to “Women
and Preaching” in the countdown to the 2016
celebration, thus supporting the Order as a whole in its celebrations
for that year.
- We would be interested to hear from you if
you have suggestions for sisters, communities or projects to
be included in the book. We are interested in people or projects
that address the following issues:
- structural injustice, structural sin, and the promotion
of human rights;
- ideas and theories in social ethics, especially
when work was published;
- Education, where teaching materials
or curricula were developed by Dominican women with
regard to Catholic social thought, social ethics or justice
and peace/ ecological questions;
- We hope to have examples of the work of the sisters
in this field throughout the 20th century. Even
though it is likely that most will come from the 1960’s
onwards, there could be interesting examples from earlier
in the century, which, because they would be somewhat pioneering
would be especially interesting
- In the book, we can handle a maximum of 20 contributions,
but we can have more on the website, which will
also be in various languages.
Please contact us at by July 31, 2009 using e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or PJII@pust.urbe.it.
Many thanks for your help.