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Caldwell Dominicans affirm:
The Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, NJ pledge to support the Violence-Free Zone adopted by the LCWR and supported by our Chapter in 1995.
Therefore, we will strive to insure that:
There will be no violence against any person – young or old; woman, man or child; no abuse, physical or verbal, based on race, creed, age, gender, or sexual orientation.
We will speak out against the use and glorification of violence in the media and in all areas of our culture.
We will try to protect victims of violence, and commit ourselves to non-violent resolution of conflict.
We will be voices for peace among nations, voices for reform of any government, any organization or institution whose practices do violence either to groups or to individuals.
We will work to eradicate violence against the earth, to instill respect and love for our planet, for its bounteous resources, and for all its creatures.
We commit ourselves to implement this pledge to the best of our ability in our personal lives, our homes, our places of ministry and in our institutions as we work toward a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
Supported by Chapter in 1995
Affirmed by Congregation on December 6, 1997
The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, NJ are committed to support the abolition of the death penalty.
We join with Pope John Paul II and the U.S. Bishops, and many other religious groups in calling for an end to this kind of punishment for violent crimes.
At the same time, we reach out in compassion to victims of violence and their families.
We are mindful also of the other members of the community suffering from the offenders’ crimes.
Affirmed at Assembly in July, 2002
We, the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, support a moratorium on the planting of GE (genetically engineered) crops pending environmental and human safety studies until such time as the technology is proven safe.
All foods containing GE ingredients should be labeled.
Affirmed at Chapter in March, 2005
We, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, stand in support of human rights by firmly opposing trafficking of all persons, especially of women and children, for purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor.
We will educate ourselves and others regarding the magnitude, causes and consequences of this modern-day slavery and advocate for policies and programs that lead to its eradication, prevention and healing.
We commit ourselves to work for systemic change in our own society that will give voice to and liberate those whose poverty makes them vulnerable to traffickers.
In so doing we add our support and solidarity with Dominican Congregations worldwide and the many Religious Congregations who have joined in these efforts on behalf of all who are affected by Human Trafficking.
Affirmed on June 12, 2009
Feast of the Sacred Heart
We, the Dominican Sisters of the Northeast (Amityville, Blauvelt, Caldwell, Hope and Sparkill), believe that our present immigration law is badly broken and in need of reform: it ignores the human situation of separated families and the oppressive living conditions that force people to migrate. We support a compassionate and comprehensive immigration law that:
Affirmed on June 25, 2011
Caldwell Dominican Assembly