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posted on June 26, 2006  

International Conference

What is Earth Asking of the Order?

DELAWARE WATER GAP, PA June 26, 2006--Every preaching moment must foster a mutually enhancing relationship between Earth and human beings. This was the prevailing impetus for the DSI sponsored International Ecological Conference held June 9-19, 2006 at Genesis Farm. The conference brought together Dominicans from around the globe and included a weekend program at nearby St. Paul Abbey.

Dominican High School Preachers to Gather
at Siena Heights University

ADRIAN, MI- June 26, 2006 – Nearly 100 high school students from Dominican schools across the country are gathering at Siena Heights University for the Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference. Now in its eighth year, the conference gives young people an opportunity to pray and share faith, and put their preaching into action. READ MORE

Will there be a new era of Human Rights?

GENEVA (Switzerland) June 26, 2006 - Plagued by ineffective action and criticism, the United Nations has revamped its human rights organization into a new Human Rights Council hoping that reform will bring new credibility and effective action on behalf of human rights. Dominicans at the United Nations/Geneva made a joint statement with other faith-based groups expecting meaningful action. READ MORE

Barry and St. Thomas University law schools announce jointly-created Center for Earth Jurisprudence

MIAMI, Florida- June 26, 2006 --Thanks to a $1 million grant from the estate of Marie V. Gendron to the Sisters of St. Dominic of Adrian, Michigan, Barry and St. Thomas Universities-home to the only Catholic law schools in Florida-have jointly created the nation's first Center for Earth Jurisprudence.The center will look at law and governance from an earth-centered-rather than a human-centered-perspective.
Pat Siemen,OP(Adrian) will lead it. READ MORE

Science as Sacred Metaphor: An Evolving Revelation

NEW BOOK June 26, 2006 For Elizabeth Michael Boyle,OP (Caldwell) there’s nothing quite like the world of science—with its “aha!” moments, quandaries, and inscrutable mysteries—to usher the modern seeker into the divine presence of God. In this book, she creates a sacred space at the intersection where science and faith meet. READ MORE

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