ISSUES OF CONCERN
The Dominican NGO SUPPORTS THIS INITIATIVE
There are more than three thousand (nine congregations, Friars, Nuns and Laity) Dominicans living and ministering in a Catholic country where there has been more violence against Church workers in conflict areas than anywhere else in the world. (excerpt from “Let Justice Roll”)
The Amityville Dominicans had a presence among the poor in Colombia since the mid ‘90’s. Sister Dismas Marschhauser, OP and Sister Maureen (Mary Margaret) Wainman, OP work with the people in the remote hill country of Colombia.
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS
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) cropspending enviromental and human safety studies. Until such time as this technology is proven safe, all foods containing GE ingredients should be labeled.
Trafficking in women and children is a major crime of today - its dimensions are unbelievable. It is extremely difficult to give exact figures, as only a small percentage of cases is revealed and reported. Estimates by the Council of Europe assume that in Europe alone 500,000 people become victims of human trafficking each year. The victims are mostly young women between 18 and 25. They are sold and are forced to work in brothels all across Europe.
This crime is repeated around the world. It is not easy to trace victims since this all goes on behind closed doors and does not affect most people directly. — excerpts from Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter
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ISRAEL / PALESTINE
There is a constant sorrow which we face as we hear repeatedly of the death and pain of the people of the Middle East, especially those in the Holy Lands of so many religions of the world. As Dominicans dedicated to the truth, we pray for justice for all these people. We seek ways to be supportive of the rights of all and for the welfare of children.
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