Peace & Justice Resources

Dominican Call to Justice

The Dominican Call to Justice document represents the work of justice and peace promoters in the United States and Canada. It describes the most significant issues of justice and peace for North American Dominicans. The issues they work on include the following: climate change, economic justice, disarmament, and the conflict in Israel and Palestine. Human trafficking and the issues of migration, labor, and fair trade complete the list of concerns. Email opjustice@aol.com to request the document.


The following websites will provide more detailed information regarding various issues.


White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
by Peggy McIntosh

This article is now considered a "classic" by anti-racist educators.


2 1/2 Day Training Is Key
The antiracism team facilitates the Sinsinawa Dominican commitment to examine and redefine all aspects of our life and mission so that we may embody our identity as an anti-racist, multicultural institution. And so each year it promotes the 2 1/2 day workshop “Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism,” offered by Crossroads Ministries


America Friends and Service Committee - www.afsc.org 
A Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.


Amnesty International - www.amnesty.org 
A worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote internationally-recognized human rights.


Bread for the World - www.bread.org 
A nationwide Christian movement that seeks justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers.


Catholic Campaign for Human Development - usccb.org/about/catholic-campaign-for-human-development/
The domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education.


Catholic Coalition on Climate Change - www.catholicsandclimatechange.org
The Coalition has launched the Catholic Climate Covenant to take responsibility for humanity's contribution to climate change and to be an advocate for those who will be left out of the public policy debate on climate change.


Center of Concern - www.coc.org
Works with international networks promoting social analysis, theological reflection, policy analysis, political advocacy, research and public education on issues of global development, peace, and social justice.


Education for Peace in Iraq - www.epic-usa.org 
Works to change U.S. foreign policy and raise public awareness in support of human rights in Iraq and peace in the Middle East.


Friends Committee on National Legislation - www.fcnl.org 
A nationwide network of Quakers and like-minded people who work together to bring Friends' values to bear on public policy in our nation's capitol.


International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace - www.op.org/en/content/international-dominican-commission-justice-and-peace-0


National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - www.ncadp.org 
Provides information, advocates for public policy, and mobilizes and supports individuals and institutions that share our unconditional rejection of capital punishment.


NETWORK - www.networklobby.org 
The National Catholic Social Justice Lobby educates, lobbies and organizes to influence the formation of federal legislation to promote economic and social justice.


Pax Christi USA - www.paxchristiusa.org 
Strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence.


Sisters Online - www.sistersonline.org 
A collaborative ministry focusing on spirituality and justice. We seek to be voices for right relationships and agents of change. We are Sisters committed to global kinship.


Teaching Tolerance - www.tolerance.org 
An arm of the Southern Poverty Law Center, it focuses on educational resources for teaching antiracism and equality. The videos and lesson plans are free to educational institutions.


USCCB Justice, Peace and Human Development - usccb.org/about/justice-peace-and-human-development/
The national public policy agency of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. The Department has two permanent offices: Domestic Social Development and International Justice and Peace.

 

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