Peace and 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.

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The Peace and Justice Team is comprised of four committees, which correspond to Social Justice causes identified in the Congregation’s Commitments.

Eco-Justice Committee

Charged with our Congregational commitment to preach truth with hope in God’s promise for our future, the Eco-Justice Committee of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates fosters God’s web of life by advocating and supporting just policies and decisions to reduce the impact of global climate change and promote integral ecology and care of creation. For more information, including how to join this committee, click here.

Human Trafficking Committee

Charged with our Congregational commitment to be a prophetic voice in solidarity with the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed, the Human Trafficking Committee of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates supports efforts to end human trafficking. For more information, including how to join this committee, click here.

Immigration Reform Committee

Charged with our Congregational commitment to preach truth with hope in God’s promise for our future, the Immigration Reform Committee of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates promotes justice through solidarity with those who are marginalized, especially women and children, and work with others to identify and transform oppressive systems. For more information, including how to join this committee, click here.

Peace & Nonviolence Committee

Charged with our Congregational commitment to preach truth with hope in God’s promise for our future, the Peace & Nonviolence Committee of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates creates environments of peace by promoting non-violence, unity in diversity, and reconciliation among ourselves, in the Church and throughout the world. For more information, including how to join this committee, click here.

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:

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.

Continuing Concerns

Eco-Justice advocacy for climate change and the relationship of the sacredness of earth, is also a major area of focus for us. Learn more about our efforts.

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.