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global partnership committee

Goal/Mission: Promote the Common Good — whatever is best for the whole human family,” through prayer, education and advocacy.     — Albert Nolan, OP

Two main focuses of the Global Partnership Subcommittee are Immigration and the United Nations Millenium Development Goal: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

Immigration – The five principles for Comprehensive Immigration Reform as supported by the United States Catholic Bishops are:

  • To make family a priority in immigration law
  • To insist worker programs contain protection for U.S. and migrant workers
  • To allow for an earned legalization program for the undocumented in the country
  • To restore due process protections
  • To respond to the economic, political and social root causes of migration

Our Congregation’s corporate stance on Unaccompanied Children on the Border (2014)

The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids recognize, as a moral obligation, the need to protect children fleeing violence or oppression in their homelands. We commit ourselves to act as their advocates in local, national, and international communities. 

Click here to read the stance in its entirety, with our rationale and theological considerations

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The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are:

  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental stability
  • Develop global partnership for development

The MDG’s were adopted by 189 countries at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 with a deadline of 2015 to achieve the MDG’s.

Websites:
http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals   |   http://standagainstpoverty.org
http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/globalpoverty/