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Corporate Stances

2015

We, the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary, in conjunction with the Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration, commit to lending our individual and collective voice to efforts-- consistent with our Catholic faith and the Dominican search for truth-- that seek to mitigate the effects of Climate Change, including changes in lifestyle, education, and advocacy.

 

Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration represents over 1,000 Sisters and Associates from five Dominican congregations of Roman Catholic Sisters in New York and New Jersey-- Amityville, Blauvelt, Caldwell, Hope, and Sparkill-- dedicated to serving God’s people, especially the most vulnerable among us.

Read the full Corporate Stance on Climate Change here.

 

2010

We, the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary, support compassionate and comprehensive reform of United States immigration laws;

we believe that the life and dignity of the human person is fundamental to a just society; *

we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters, our neighbors in this interdependent world. *

* Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

 

2005

We, the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary, support human rights;

oppose trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation and forced labor.

 

2003

We, the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary support peaceful, rather than violent means to achieve regime changes;

oppose a United States led military campaign in Iraq;

urge our government leaders to reject the use of violence in favor of diplomatic means to secure a lasting peace.


2000

We, the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary, believe that the federal budget is a moral document, representing our priorities, values and aspirations;

believe that huge increases in military spending affect people living in poverty, children, the elderly and the infirm of our nation;

recall the words of Vatican II: “The arms race is an utterly treacherous trap for humanity, and one that ensnares the poor to an intolerable degree.”
The Church in the Modern World


1989


We, the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary believe in the sanctity of life;

oppose the death penalty as a means of punishment.


1986


We, the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary believe the call of the Gospel to “bring Good News to the poor and to set the downtrodden free.” (Luke 4:18);

oppose the United States intervention in Central America;

challenge the United States immigration policy.


1982


We, the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary, oppose the deprivation of human rights of the Catholic population of Northern Ireland;

support all non-violent efforts toward a peaceful and just solution that will allow the self-determination of the people of Northern Ireland.



1981


We, the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary, support the permanent termination of military aid to El Salvador.



1980

We, the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary, support the Call to Halt the Nuclear Arms Race.

Call to Halt the Nuclear Arms Race printed by: Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, American Friends Service Committee, Clergy and Laity Concerned, Fellowship of Reconciliation.

 

 

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