Justice: Prayer, Study, Service

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Lament Untimely COVID-19 Deaths and Injustice

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Lament Untimely COVID-19 Deaths and Injustice

    June 1, 2020

    Be present as you are able. Be prayerful wherever you might be. On Monday, June 1, Dominican Sisters and employees gathered at a safe distance to mourn and lament lives lost. We tolled the bell in our Pear Garden, mourning those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. We lament the death of George Floyd […]

  • Justice Action: Pray, Study, Use Your Voice: End Inhumane Migration Policies

    Justice Action: Pray, Study, Use Your Voice: End Inhumane Migration Policies

    July 17, 2019

    On Thursday, July 18 at 10:00am, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids, Dominican Associates, and friends of the Congregation are invited to gather for a Prayer Service in Dominican Chapel/Marywood, 2025 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507. We realize not everybody is able to join us for this time of Prayerful Action as we call for the […]

  • Looking at Migration Through a Lens of Right Relationship

    Looking at Migration Through a Lens of Right Relationship

    May 18, 2019

    Fostering one’s sense of self, relationship with others, with God, and with all creation is the nature of our transformative programming at Dominican Center at Marywood. This integrative perspective of the world around us urges a deepening of Being. Being you. Being present. Being with others. Being with God. This synergistic view of the world […]

  • Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Urge Support of Funding to Protect Michigan Water and People

    Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Urge Support of Funding to Protect Michigan Water and People

    April 22, 2019

    According to the Michigan Environmental Action Council, Michigan’s drinking water problems are mounting in number and complexity: There are 1.5 million people in Michigan who have been drinking water contaminated with PFAS. There are children who cannot drink from their school water fountains because of high levels of lead. These threats are real. But there […]

  • Witness to the struggle of the Guapinol, Honduras Environmental Defenders

    Witness to the struggle of the Guapinol, Honduras Environmental Defenders

    March 26, 2019

    Criminalization of Protest, Grass Roots Victory, Challenges of Solidarity The following is a blog post by Paul Fitch, a representative with the 2019 Root Causes of Migration Pilgrimage to Honduras. The content of this guest post is based on the personal witness and opinions of the author and doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinions of the […]

  • Central American People Face Extreme Hardship in 21st Century World

    Central American People Face Extreme Hardship in 21st Century World

    March 11, 2019

    Events to Raise Awareness about Honduras and El Salvador “The people of Central America (including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras) face extreme hardship in our 21st Century world,” says Joan Williams, OP. “It’s up to us, those who have a voice, to speak out against systemic political, economic, and social injustice.” In March, the Dominican Sisters~Grand […]

  • A Weekend of Learning About, Honoring, and Praying with the Heart of St. Oscar Romero

    A Weekend of Learning About, Honoring, and Praying with the Heart of St. Oscar Romero

    February 13, 2019

    Join us for a weekend of learning about, honoring, and praying with the heart of St. Oscar Romero. Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero, a servant of peace, served three short years as Archbishop of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador in Central America. As a shepherd to the people, he was an outspoken advocate against […]

  • Special Prayer Service: Trafficked in America

    Special Prayer Service: Trafficked in America

    January 17, 2019

    On Sunday, Jan. 27, from 3:00-4:00 pm, join us at Dominican Chapel at Marywood for a special Prayer Service:”Trafficked in America: Inside the Hidden Reality of Labor Trafficking in America.” We invite the West Michigan community to join us in prayer for those who have been harmed and for those who are in harm’s way […]

  • Dominican Justice Response to Government Shutdown

    Dominican Justice Response to Government Shutdown

    January 16, 2019

    Dominican Justice Promoter Invitation to Act Migration and immigration are one of the priority areas of our Dominican Call to Justice. “Our call is to welcome the stranger, to speak the truth of our own immigrant nation, and to advocate for just immigration policies and practices.” The current government shutdown in order to finance and […]

  • Dominican Call to Justice–Think Globally, Act Locally, A Reflection with Lisa Mitchell

    Dominican Call to Justice–Think Globally, Act Locally, A Reflection with Lisa Mitchell

    November 7, 2018

    I am a member of the National Dominican Associate Directors (NDAD) which meets annually at one of the congregations of our Dominican Family. I just returned from Sparkill, New York, where we met from October 26-28. This is a time for the directors to share information and to talk about issues affecting Associates and Sisters. […]