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From Pledges to Action on Eradicating Poverty

Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP
Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP

“In this crucial year for global development, as Member States work to craft a post-2015 agenda and a new set of sustainable development goals, let us do our utmost to eradicate all forms of human exploitation. Let us strive to build a world of social justice, where all people can live and work in freedom, dignity and equality.”
– UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

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Honoring Black History

Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP
Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP

“History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. History tells a people where they have been, where they are and what they are. Most important, history tells a people where they still must go, what they still must be. The relationship of history to the people is the same as the relationship of a mother to her child.”
– J.H. Clarke

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Right or Privilege?

Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP
Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP

Somewhere in the Guinness Book of World Records the current Congress must appear with the largest number of attempts to repeal a piece of legislation. At last count there were 62 attempts to derail the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called Obamacare). One has to admit opponents in Congress are persistent!

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Slavery Still Exists: Human Trafficking in Ohio

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Blog by Associate Marie Covington, OPA

This seminar title caught my eye in Early December. As a Dominican Associate, I knew that in 2013, the congregation had pledged: “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.” Continue reading →

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Anti-Trafficking Work in Pittsburgh

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Blog by Sr. Mary Joel Campbell, OP

Pittsburgh, PA, and surrounding areas have long been known for the many religious communities that call it home. For several decades these Sisters have worked collaboratively to accomplish some projects to assist the disadvantaged in the city. They do this through a group called “Path to Justice,” composed of representatives of 12 different communities who meet monthly. Continue reading →

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