on November 5, 2007
North American Justice Promoters Push for Action
on Coming Israel/Palestine Summit
IL -- Some time in the fall, President Bush and Secretary of State
Condolessa Rice will hold an international meeting dedicated to
progress on a peace agreement that would end the conflict between
Israelis and the Palestinians and create a viable state of Palestine.
The meeting will take place in Annapolis, Maryland. READ
A New History Project Begins at Fanjeaux
For Dominican Women
FRANCE, November 5, 2007-- Dominican women around the world now have
a new home for research and historical study at the birthplace of
the Order. Sponsored by Dominican Sisters International (DSI) S.H.O.P.
(Sister Historians of the Order of Preachers) is in the process of
creating a facility devoted to the history of Dominican women throughout
Belgium's Sr. Barbara Beaumont, OP, leads the project which will offer
hospitality to researchers and scholars.
Preaching the Just Word: Poverty in a Time of Wealth
_ November 5, 2007-- November brings us to Thanksgiving in a country
of enormous wealth and the gap between
our nation’s wealth and the world’s
poorest nations is growing. How and what do Dominicans preach on this
topic? North American Co-Promoter of Justice,
fr. Chuck Dahm, OP (St. Albert) offers some introductions
for homilies on a difficult subject. READ MORE
Alliance Communities Gather for Tenth Anniversary Celebration
LOUIS, MO November 5, 2007-- Dominican Sisters and Associates numbering
230 strong, representing the 13 Alliance communities, gathered last weekend
here to celebrate ten years of the Dominican Alliance. The theme
of the conference was Collaborating: Dancing the Step; Preaching:
Singing the Song; Visioning: Watching the Wind.” READ MORE
IN -- November 5, 2007 --- His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the spiritual
leader of Tibetan Buddhists, was in Bloomington IN from October 23-27.
The opening Interfaith Prayer Service was hosted by St. Paul Catholic Center,
staffed by Dominican friars of the Central Province.
Dominican friars and sisters from several congregations attended. READ
Dominicans Hear Teachings of the Dalai Lama
Houston Dominicans Begin
125th Anniversary Celebration
HOUSTON, TX, November 5, 2007 -- The Dominican Sisters of Houston
opened a year-long celebration of the congregation's 125 years in
Daniel N. DiNardo presided at the opening Mass attended by the sisters, clergy and
more than 1,000 guests at St. Agnes Academy in Houston on Sept. 30.
New Book on Murdered Dominican is a Must Read
Life Poured Out: the killing of Dominican Pierre Claverie,
the bishop of Oran, and his young Muslim in 1996, was both a symbol and
the epitome of the mayhem that had gripped Algeria for several years.
Claverie was a leading figure in his country’s search for a peaceful
future. In laying down his life for the cause of reconciliation and peace
among religions, he belongs in the company of Archbishop Romero, Martin
Luther King, and other great witnesses of our time.
Author Jean-Jacques Pérennès, a Dominican
priest and economist, lived and worked for ten years with Bishop Claverie
in Algeria. He now serves as general secretary of the Dominican Institute
for Oriental Studies in Cairo. READ MORE
BONUS: Read an October 16, 2007 interview
of Jean-Jacques by Tom Fox of National Catholic Reporter. LINK