Dominicans in Kenya Report Continued Violence and Chaos
NAIROBI - January 21, 2008 Protests continue to bring death and injury to Kenyans in the wake of political struggles for power. Dominicans in Kenya send two reports, one the Novitiate in Exile is a first person account from Kevin Kraft, OP(St. Joseph) andin Why is Kenya Bleeding? Bert Ebbben, OP(St. Martin) offers insight into some of the underlying problems in Kenya. Other news sources are linked to these pages. READ MORE
Brazil Dominican Faces Death Threats
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL ( -- The UK-based Catholic Agency for Overseas Development says Father Henri des Roziers, OP is under 24-hour police protection because of the threats. Fr. Henri has worked in Brazil for 30 years. READ MORE.
In related news, NCR reports that the verdict against a man convicted in the 2005 shooting death of Notre Dame Sister Dorothy Stang, was annulled and a new trial has been ordered.
Jailed Dominicans Visit United Nations To Advocate for Nuclear Disarmament
The UN/NGO Community had the opportunity to share some time with Carol Gilbert, OP and Ardeth Platte, OP (Grand Rapids) when they were in the New York area this past week. Our discussions focused on the disarmament agenda of the UN and the obstacles, which lie primarily with those countries who have nuclear weapons. This is true especially of the United States that has consistently failed to comply with international treaties. READ MORE
Barry University Bestows Yves Congar Award on Dr. Elizabeth Johnson
SPRINGS, FL - January 21, 2008--Barry University’s Theology and
Philosophy Department, hosted a lecture by the 2008 recipient of the
Yves Congar Award, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ on Monday, January 14,
on the main campus. Her main areas of research focus on the theology
of God, Jesus Christ, Mary, the communion of saints, science, religion,
the problem of suffering, ecological ethics, and issues related
to justice for women. READ MORE
SAN RAFAEL, CA -- January 21, 208-- One of the biggest banks of solar panels in Marin, CA, will soon be powering San Domenico School in Sleepy Hollow. The school is a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. Plans to install four sets of electricity-generating photovoltaic panels on two school buildings and on a hillside on the north side of the private school campus won the unanimous approval of the county Planning Commission on Monday. READ MORE
Parable invites Artists to Submit WorkFor its Spring 2008 publication, Parable Conference seeks cover art that addresses the theme of Dominican Spirituality and Justice. Typically we also use a portion of the cover art as a motif throughout the publication. If you would like to submit a design, please send a high-quality, black-and-white digital image of your original artwork to email@example.com. The deadline is February 15, 2008.