justice

  • Companion to Citizenship

    Companion to Citizenship

    August 11, 2022

    The path to U.S. citizenship is not easy. In these monthly sessions, we hope to provide guidance and resources to those navigating their way through the citizenship process. Information will be provided on how to prepare for the citizenship exam, fill out the N-400 form, and obtain the necessary legal documents. Free attorney assistance will […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Joan Williams OP Shares Her Hero John Lewis

    Sister Inspiration: Joan Williams OP Shares Her Hero John Lewis

    February 18, 2022

    Joan Williams OP lived and ministered to the people of San Pedro Sula, Honduras for nearly 20 years. She returned to the United States in 2017. Truth be told, Sister Joan often wears her heart on her sleeve. Imprinted on her heart is her mission: to love God and all his Creation with all her […]

  • Introducing “Our Common Home One Human Family” Laudato Si Video Series

    Introducing “Our Common Home One Human Family” Laudato Si Video Series

    January 24, 2022

    “Our Common Home & One Human Family” video series offers thoughtful exploration of some of the basic themes, principles, and values expressed in the book Laudato Si’© (On the Care of Our Common Home). “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Derek Chauvin Verdict

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Derek Chauvin Verdict

    April 20, 2021

    The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin is over, and he has been found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the May 2020 death of George Floyd. We Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids fully support the decision of the jury to convict Mr. Chauvin, and we pray this verdict […]

  • January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    January 11, 2021

    Justice Acts January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Here are a couple of facts that remind us of the enormity of this human rights situation in our world. In January, and throughout the year, the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT) works to eliminate the plight of trafficked victims. CCOAHT […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sisters produce a 2020 voting guide; 11 justice-and-peace groups urge reflection

    Sisters produce a 2020 voting guide; 11 justice-and-peace groups urge reflection

    September 17, 2020

    Global Sisters Report’s Soli Salgado interviewed Brigid Clingman, OP, about the new 2020 voting guide for an article published September 10, 2020. An excerpt from that article appears below along with a link to the full article in Global Sisters Report. The Reflective Voting Guide that 11 congregational justice and peace promoters created and circulated […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Quiet Activist Angelina Abeyta, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Quiet Activist Angelina Abeyta, OP

    January 31, 2020

    In the early 1980s, Sister Angelina Abeyta’s attention was on the turmoil in Central America. Grand Rapids Dominican Sister Angelina recalled: “A Sister of Charity Missionary shared first-hand experiences of the turmoil in the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. She showed us graphic photos of mutilated bodies, the activity of death squads. It […]

  • Preaching Love & Justice on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids Thursdays Aug. 15 – Sept 19, 2019

    Preaching Love & Justice on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids Thursdays Aug. 15 – Sept 19, 2019

    August 15, 2019

    Peace & Justice Neighbor to Neighbor Our Church calls us to witness and ministry. We turn to our Dominican tradition to find our way in these troubled times. That tradition calls upon us to be present with and for our neighbors during times of trial; to pray during times of loss, of grief; and to […]