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posted on October 8, 2007

UN Pushes Dialogue in Myanmar

monksUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. warned it would push for U.N. sanctions against Myanmar if it fails to respond to international demands to move toward democracy. But the country's U.N. ambassador strongly resisted punitive measures, saying it is not a threat to regional security and needs "patience" to promote reconciliation. Dominicans at the UN Human Rights Council add their voice. READ MORE

U.S. Catholic Bishops Issue Letter Of Solidarity To Bishops In Myanmar

WASHINGTON (October 3, 2007)–The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sent a letter of support to the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Myanmar addressing the recent outbreak of violence that has overtaken that nation during the past two weeks and offered prayers for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. READ MORE

October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month
Preaching Resources on Domestic Violence

CHICAGO, IL -- Every 15 seconds a woman is beaten in the United States. When do Dominicans preach about it? Domestic violence is a major justice and peace issue for our communities of faith. North American Co-Promoter of Justice, fr. Chuck Dahm, OP (St. Albert) offers some introductions for homilies on each Sunday in October followed by ideas for the body of the homily. READ MORE

Dominican Releases New Documentary on Hurricane Katrina Survivors

HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Not Broken, a feature-length documentary, illustrates the horrific life-and-death ordeals and struggles people faced at the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina. In a new film by St. Martin Province Dominican fr. Armando Ibanez, OP, the tragedy and courage of New Orleaneans is told. Legendary singer Kris Kristofferson provides the opening vocals. The film received a Chris Award, sponsored by the Columbus International Film &Video Festival, and will be screened at the Orlando Hispanic Film Festival in Orlando, FL, October 18-20.

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Tenth Anniversary of Domincans at the UN in Geneva
Dominican and Franciscan Alliance Creates a Voice for Human Rights

GENEVA — September 25, 2007-- Ten years ago, with meager funding yet mammoth faith, two religious communities – the Franciscans and the Dominicans – embarked upon a mission. Their goal was to create a partnership as they already shared complementary passions – to serve the poor, and to serve truth and justice. Fired by these mutual goals, the Franciscans and Dominicans wanted to advocate on behalf of the poor and vulnerable at the United Nations in Geneva. READ MORE

New Book on John's Gospel

Becoming God's Beloved in the Company of Friends, A Spirituality of the Fourth Gospel, by Mary Margaret Pazdan OP has just been published. The book offers a way to deepen commitment to live as a disciple of Jesus personally and with others. It bridges the gap between a first-century biblical text and twenty-first-century readers who hunger for genuine spirituality today. Each chapter focuses on a few stories and a few teachings to illustrate a particular characteristic of becoming a disciple. READ MORE


Dominican Voluteers USA latest newsletter now available -- LINK HERE

A new film on human trafficking opens in select theaters September 28th. READ MORE

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Faith and Hope in New Orleans

Two years after Hurricane Katrina, how are the Dominicans doing? READ MORE

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