FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE
(letter from the international promoters)
Call to Solidarity in the International
Day of Prayer for Peace
28th August 2006
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
The International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace, at
the request of the North American Promoters of Justice Peace and
Care of Creation, which met in Adrian Michigan, July 22-26, 2006,
invites all Dominicans around the world to join together in prayer
for peace on September 21, 2006, a day designated by the United
Nations as International Day of Peace. The Adrian meeting was held
when the violence of the Middle East escalated into open war in
Lebanon and Israel. In the midst of this new wave of violence and
retribution, North American Dominican sisters and brothers listened
intently to their Dominican Sisters from Iraq who had come to be
with the community in Adrian and to share their hope for peace.
We recommend to you the invitation by our sisters and brothers
of the North American Promoters of Justice and Peace. They are asking
all Dominicans around the world to join together in prayer for peace
on September 21, 2006, a day designated by the United Nations as
an International Day of Peace.
We invite you to participate in whatever way is fitting and appropriate
to your circumstances. Gather together in prayer in your communities,
join marches for peace in your region, and stand in solidarity with
If you have any plans for the celebration of this day please let
us know so that we may post it on our webpage so that others may
be inspired and encouraged.
In addition please send us a short report with photographs (via
email) after the 21st of September so that we may include it in
HIGHLIGHTS, and on our webpage.
We encourage you then to join the Dominican Family in wrapping
the world in prayer on that day so that we might be in solidarity
with one another and with all peacemakers.
General Co-promoters for Justice and Peace,
sr. Marie-Therese Perdriault, OP
fr. Prakash Lohale, OP