Dominican Sisters of Peace Corporate Stances

IMMIGRATION REFORM:

We, Dominican Sisters of Peace, claiming our mission to preach Truth, stand in support of human rights for immigrants. Aligned with our third Chapter Commitment, we “Promote justice through solidarity with those who are marginalized, especially women and children, and work with others to identify and transform oppressive systems.” The current immigration system is so broken that it denies immigrants basic human and civil rights. We call for comprehensive immigration reform that would provide additional and viable legal avenues for immigration, reunite legalize undocumented persons and establish opportunities for permanent residency. (2011)

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

We, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, proclaim our mission to be a prophetic voice in solidarity with the poor, the marginalized and the oppressed. We, along with our Dominican Associates, commit our support to efforts to end human trafficking. (2013)

COMMON-SENSE GUN CONTROL:

In the U.S., we will advocate for common-sense gun control laws such as requiring universal background checks before purchasing arms; banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines; promoting strategies to prevent gun violence; and providing adequate financial resources to establish mental health programs for victims and perpetrators and prevention programs for at-risk people.(2014)

 

CLIMATE CHANGE:

The Dominican Sisters and Associates of Peace are committed to reducing the impact of global climate change. We support actions, programs and legislation on all levels to protect Earth’s climate, with particular concern for the negative impact affecting the lives of the poor. (2016)