Joyful women of prayer and compassion
the Reign of God
through ministry for justice
and reverence for all creation.
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Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision
to Uphold DACA
As long-standing immigration reform advocates, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill
commend the June 18 Supreme Court decision to uphold the Deferred Action
Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision marks a day of hope for
of thousands of young immigrants brought to the United States
as infants and children,
who faced deportation from the only country they
known had the DACA program ended.
Decades of promoting justice among Dominicans across our country has strengthened
our conviction that living the Gospel is impossible without respecting human rights for all.
Protecting the “strangers” among us has been an intrinsic part of our mission since the
beginning of our Congregation. While this is what initially prompted our solidarity with
the young people under DACA protection, we realize that their dreams and contributions
have become part of the fabric of our country. What began as supporting “immigrants,”
as suggested by their countries of origin, has transitioned to supporting our very own.
We join them in celebrating the DACA Supreme Court ruling.
Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Join
Climate Solutions Movement
Dominican Sisters of Sparkill
Condemn Killing of George Floyd
We are greatly saddened and distressed by the recent killing of George Floyd.
We stand in solidarity with all people suffering from racism.
We support the following message that came from the Leadership Conference
of Women Religious (LCWR) and hope you will join us in doing what you can
to end racism in our country.
Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and with all who have lost loved ones to law enforcement violence, all who live in fear, all whose dignity is threatened.
The continued killing of black men and women; the constant harassment
of people of color; and the denial of the rights and dignity of
African American neighbors must end now.
Racism is America’s original sin. It is a virus every bit as deadly as COVID-19 that has infected our nation since its inception and unless and until we address it, people of color will continue to die and our nation will never heal. Racism, whether the institutional racism which privileges some at the expense others or the daily acts of hate and discrimination, diminishes us all. It denies that most profound truth, that all of us are created in God’s image and each of us is entitled to dignity and respect.
As women religious we acknowledge our own complicity in institutional racism; we ask forgiveness of our sisters and brothers of color; and
we pray for our nation’s healing, and we know that is not enough.
It is time for bold, decisive action. We pledge to raise our voices
to act now to end this scourge which has cost us so dearly.
It is long
past time to dismantle white privilege and
rededicate ourselves to building God’s beloved community.
We call on the people of the United States to work with greater urgency to eliminate the systemic racism that infects the very soul of our nation.
We ask God’s blessing on the struggle that lies ahead.
See how our Sisters and Associates seek to be
presence to children and their families today. Click below to view video.
2020 marks the 144th Anniversary of our Congregation!
Read about our journey of past and present.
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