Peace & Justice
Peace I leave with you
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you.” (John 14:27) Dominican Sisters of Peace strive to live lives of peace and share the peace of Christ with the world. Working with our Associates, we build peace in practical ways through specific efforts that respond to violence in our world, speak out against the exploitation of poor people and advocate for the protection of our planet.
Corporate Effort: Public Positions on Urgent Needs
Aware of several critical areas of concern, we have taken public positions on several issues and invite you to learn more about why these are important aspects of our peace making:
- compassionate and comprehensive Immigration Reform;
- advocacy against Human Trafficking and on behalf of victims of trafficking;
- Peace and Nonviolence, especially sensible gun control;
- reducing the impact of global climate change
Our public position on an issue is a collective effort, born of study and reflection, to focus our attention on some of the more urgent and compelling needs of our world. A public position requires that the members vote on the issue after careful study and prayer and make a special commitment of action, advocacy and resources to respond to the issue.
In addition, we are engaged in a number of peace projects all aimed at educating ourselves and others in peace building, non-violence training, leadership development for peace, addressing climate change, inter-religious dialogue and prayer for peace, just to name a few.
The social justice efforts of the Dominican Sisters of Peace are guided by the Dominican Call to Action, a document that describes the most significant issues of justice and peace for North American Dominicans. Visit Dominican Life USA for more information about these issues.
Check out our weekly Peace & Justice updates from Promoter Kelly Litt.