Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

  • 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 […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Ardeth Platte, OP and Carol Gilbert, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Ardeth Platte, OP and Carol Gilbert, OP

    January 26, 2018

    Looking into the eyes of children is certainly part of the conviction that has led two Catholic sisters, both former teachers, to a lifetime of preaching against and protesting nuclear weapons. Their personal protests started in Michigan in the 1980s. Their impassioned actions working with Home for Peace and Justice, led lawmakers in the State […]