CORPORATE STANCE STATEMENT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING ~ March 31, 2008
Affirmed by an overwhelming majority - March 31, 2008
CORPORATE STANCE ON MORATORIUM ON PLANTING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS ~ December 2004
A New York US Dominican Federation Chapter Group consisting of members of Adrian, Amityville and Hope Congregations proposes the following corporate stance for the Federation of Dominican Sisters, USA.
We support a moratorium on the planting of GE (Genetically Engineered) crops pending environmental and human safety studies. Until such time as this technology is proven safe, all foods containing GE ingredients should be labeled.
CORPORATE STANCE AGAINST PRE-EMPTIVE WAR ON IRAQ ~ March 2003
The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, New York numbering 600 plus members have taken a corporate stance against a pre-emptive war with Iraq.
Corporate Stance Statement: Echoing our corporate vision, we Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Amityville, New York reject violence in ourselves and in society in order that all generations will grow and cherish life. Our commitment to this vision compels us to give voice to our unqualified opposition to a pre-emptive strike against Iraq. We urge our President and his Administration to heed the call of nations, long our friends and allies, to allow time for all diplomatic means to be exhausted.
We entreat President Bush and his advisors to consider the human cost of a war against Iraq - the cost to U.S. service women and men and their families; the cost to the citizens of Iraq whose population is 50% children. We appeal to the leaders of our nation to consider the material cost to the citizens of the United States – the diminishment of funds to programs that support those already marginalized, the poor, the elderly and the sick.
As women committed to calling ourselves, our Church and society to accountability, we stand firmly and without reservation against a war with Iraq. We embrace the nonviolent Jesus, and we challenge President Bush, his Administration and members of Congress to abandon the immoral action now being considered.
We keep in our hearts the men and women in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed so much, and we ask God to hold them in safekeeping.
Corporate Stance Statement
CORPORATE STANCE TO CANCEL DEBT OF IMPOVERISHED COUNTRIES ~ September, 1999
The Sisters of St. Dominic of the Holy Cross, Amityville, Long Island, New York endorse and support the Jubilee 2000 world-wide movement to cancel the debt of impoverished countries.
September 11, 1999
CORPORATE STANCE AGAINST DEATH PENALTY ~ December 1994
The Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, New York, numbering 700-plus in the New York area, have taken a corporate stance against the death penalty. In response to Governor Pataki’s pledge to reinstate the death penalty, this congregation by direct vote commits itself to reject all forms of violence.
“We the undersigned stand against any legislation instituting the death penalty in New York State.”
Corporate Stance Statement
CORPORATE STANCE AGAINST NUCLEAR ARMS ~ May 1985
“We, the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, New York, believe that nuclear arms are evil. It is a sin to produce, possess or threaten to use them. We believe that the current balance of United States and Soviet nuclear weapons is an adequate basis on which to negotiate arms reduction. Therefore, we support as a first step immediate, mutual and verifiable freeze on testing, production and deployment of nuclear weapons by the United States and the Soviet Union.”
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