Ardeth Platte

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Endorse Interfaith Statement Against Nuclear Weapons

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Endorse Interfaith Statement Against Nuclear Weapons

    January 22, 2021

    “The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, in 2007, passed a Corporate Stance for the abolition of nuclear weapons. At the time when the United Nations was considering the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, letters were sent to Ambassador Haley, President Trump, and Representative Rand Paul urging them to endorse the treaty. On July […]

  • We Celebrate Peace… and Commit to the Work Yet to Come

    We Celebrate Peace… and Commit to the Work Yet to Come

    January 22, 2021

    How inspired and inspiring were the messages of unity coming from the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. this week! Did you know that the 59th Inaugural National Prayer Service on Thursday featured two vowed women religious? Sr. Carol Keehan helped get the Affordable Care Act passed under the Obama Administration; and […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Celebrate Jan. 22 2021 Nuclear Ban

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Celebrate Jan. 22 2021 Nuclear Ban

    January 19, 2021

    “We are one step closer to the elimination of nuclear weapons as the TPNW is entered into force on January 22, 2021. We always knew nuclear weapons were immoral and now they are illegal under international law,” says Carol Gilbert OP, who worked tirelessly with Ardeth Platte OP, to raise awareness about the devastating human […]

  • Banning Nuclear Weapons, A Historic Moment in Our Lives

    Banning Nuclear Weapons, A Historic Moment in Our Lives

    January 19, 2021

    Friday, January 22, 2021, the International Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) enters into force and becomes International Law. This day will be “the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons” according to ICAN, The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. ICAN is a coalition of over 600 partner non-governmental organizations in 100 […]

  • Pax Christi West Michigan Supports Spirit of Nonviolence

    Pax Christi West Michigan Supports Spirit of Nonviolence

    January 18, 2021

    A Reflection from Pax Christi West Michigan As I prepared for my Sabbath time, it came to my mind that one year ago, Jan. 19, 2020, our first Pax Christi West Michigan (PCWM) meeting of the year, to be held at Dominican Center, was cancelled because of a snow storm. Our speaker that day was […]

  • Oct 10 World Day Against the Death Penalty

    Oct 10 World Day Against the Death Penalty

    October 9, 2020

    Our Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids stance (2001) “commits us to make public proclamations for life when and where they are needed and to preach the justice of our commitment. We will be called upon to work in coalition with other groups, and to speak out at times of executions, to promote study and prayer […]

  • News — Remembering Ardeth Platte, OP

    News — Remembering Ardeth Platte, OP

    October 7, 2020

    Remembering Sister Ardeth Platte, a prophet of peace in a culture of aggression William Critchley-Menor, S.J. October 07, 2020 https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/10/07/remembering-sister-ardeth-platte-prophet-peace-culture-aggression   Some devout Catholic girls grow up to be handmaids, others proud ex-cons by Diane Carmen The Colorado Sun, October 18, 2020  https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/18/nuclear-weapons-catholic-politics-opinion/ When Ardeth Platte was released in 2005 after more than two years […]

  • Ardeth Platte, OP, Will Be Remembered as a Prophet of Peace

    Ardeth Platte, OP, Will Be Remembered as a Prophet of Peace

    September 30, 2020

    For Immediate Release GRAND RAPIDS, MI – September 30, 2020 – Ardeth Platte, OP: justice preacher, peace seeker, teacher, compassionate neighbor and friend stood with people on the margins—God’s people—and helped to lift up their cries again and again, each and every day. As the sun rose this morning, we discovered that God called home […]

  • A Yes For Humanity, One Step Closer To Nuclear Disarmament

    A Yes For Humanity, One Step Closer To Nuclear Disarmament

    September 26, 2020

    A Final Interview with Sr. Ardeth Platte, OP Click on the link below or the image https://bostonu.zoom.us/rec/play/xqbeo_VSl1qNeRBnJZzUoxjj8LcLpEg-CkZ2OJlkA0RKSyyS6FpjSIo9FhUtIX_18Pcbc5LnD3ekrTPK.0ZCI9gkiymVQCRo8?startTime=1601129081000&_x_zm_rtaid=sE3HbbiQTvKSCXAq-3UpYg.1601572327336.a55ef503727a1621480d2fc599b27476&_x_zm_rhtaid=29 On September 26, 2020, Sister Ardeth Platte, OP, had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Judith Olsen about nuclear disarmament. Special thanks to the Boston University School of Theology and Dr. Judith Olsen. Sacred the land sacred the […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Resist Hunger. Resist Illness. Resist Hate. Sow Care and Community.

    Sister Inspiration: Resist Hunger. Resist Illness. Resist Hate. Sow Care and Community.

    June 26, 2020

    This urban garden is on the east side of our home, the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House in Washington DC. I asked to do the gardening three years ago when we moved here, but this is the first year that I’ve been here every day. (As you know we have been speaking about the Treaty […]