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posted on May 12, 2008  

Burundi Dominican Speaks at Catholic Peacebuilding Conference

Catholic Peace NetworkNOTRE DAME, IN May 14, 2008-- A few weeks ago Chuck Dahm, OP (St. Albert) participated in a conference of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network at the University of Notre Dame. Fr. Emmanuel Ntakarutimana, OP who founded Centre Ubuntu, in Burundi spoke about efforts to facilitate healing of the widespread trauma and dysfunctional behavior resulting from the genocide in Burundi. READ MORE

Latin American Dominicans Explore Preaching and Praxis

CODALCLIMA, PERU May 14, 2008--- Dominicans from all over Latin America have gathered to explore their common goals for the preaching mission of the Order. The theme of the meeting: To Free Women's Preaching to be a Burning Torch and a Prophetic Voice Among Our Peoples. READ MORE

Maryknoll Peace Keeper Reports on Palestinian Suffering

Israel Palestine conflictHEBRON - May 14, 2008--Living in Hebron is living the reality of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  Although Hebron is located in the West Bank-Palestine it is divided into three areas, none of which is autonomous within the true meaning of that word.  It is, in reality, dependent on the Israeli Defense Forces, IDF.

Sinsinawa Dominicans Take Stance Against Human Trafficking

SINSINAWA, WI.--May 14, 2008---The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters call for an end to human trafficking, the inhumane practice of the buying and selling of people for any purpose, including sex, prostitution, forced marriage, servitude, and forced labor. "We hope our stance will encourage others to join in efforts to combat trafficking," said Prioress Patricia Mulcahey, OP. READ MORE

Eucharistic Missionaries Create a Field of Dreams

EMD baseballNEW ORLEANS, LA – May 14, 2008-- “Play Ball!” The Eucharistic Missionaries of St. Dominic waited 15 years to hear this shout.  On April 19, just in time for warm Spring days, the city of Covington, LA dedicated the Covington Recreational Complex on 36 acres of land donated by the EMD congregation. READ MORE

Lay Dominican Leadership Meets at North American Gathering

DLIPCPLYMOUTH, MI – May 14, 2008--The Dominican Laity Inter Provincial Council (DLIPC) gathered in Plymouth, MI, April 10-13 for their biannual meeting. The DLIPC meets every eighteen months to share concerns, to review procedures and documents with a view to some measure of uniformity, and to formulate any recommendations for the international council.READ MORE

Kentucky Dominicans Preserve Farmland

ST. CATHARINE, KY -- May 14, 2008-- Over 340 acres of St. Catharine Farm land is now officially an Agricultural District.“Having this designation assures that farming will continue on this land as it has for 185 years,” said Sr. Charlene Moser, OP. “As an agricultural district, the land can only be used for farming purposes.” READ MORE

Recent Books Renovates Book Section
With the able help of Sonia Pinela, Service Learning Volunteer from Dominican University, we are happy to announce the renovation of the Recent Dominican Books section. New titles have been added along with an easy to navigate index. We know the list is incomplete, so please offer your suggestions. Take a look around. READ MORE

Dominican Young Adults Conference will be held June 19-22, 2008 at Edgewood College. More information is availbable by downloading a PDF file. MORE

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In collaboration with the Ethikon Institute, the Dominican Lay Scholars Community (DLSC) co-sponsored a high level conference on Poverty and Morality in Redondo Beach, CA. MORE  

Not Broken, a feature length documentary about the Katrina disaster, was awarded the prestigious Platinum Remi Award – at the 41st WorldFest-Houston 2008. MORE

Xiomara Mendez-Hernandez celebrates the entrance into candidacy with the Adrian Dominican Sisters . MORE

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