U.S. Dominican Leadership Conference is an organization that unites and supports elected leaders of the Dominican Sisters Conference
who are committed to building relationships and collaborating in the mission of preaching the Gospel for the sake of a more just world order.
The networking organization for elected leaders of Dominican congregations in the United States.
Who are the Dominicans?
There are thousands of women and men in the United States and around the world who follow the life example of St. Dominic, a Spanish preacher who brought the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people hungry for the truth. Dominic founded the Order of Preachers, a worldwide Family of friars, sisters, nuns, laity, associates and volunteers and others who share a passion for the Word of God and its communication.
Learn more at Dominican Life | USA.
News & Updates
By Fr. Francis Belanger A few months of sabbatical have afforded me the privilege to work at the Dominican Leadership Conference’s United Nations office in New York with Margaret Mayce, O.P. Recently with the encouragement of Margaret’s assistant Katherine Maloney, I attended a U.N. meeting on the topic “Sustaining Peace in an Urban World.” The […]
By Katherine Maloney, Dominican Volunteer Each year the United States Mission to the United Nations releases a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report to re-assess and evaluate the status of human trafficking (both sex trafficking and labor trafficking) worldwide. At this point in time, human trafficking is not only an issue discussed with regularity at the […]
In conjunction with International Human Rights Day on December 10th, several of our partner organizations (Blue Planet Project, FLOW-For the Love of Water, Canadian Union of Public Employees, KruHa Indonesia and La Red Vida) are launching the Human Rights To Water and Sanitation toolkit. This project was a collaborative effort between water justice activists and human […]
Below, please find the information for the “#16Days16Stories” campaign against gender-based violence, beginning this Friday and ending on December 10th. The DLC will be participating through their social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter [DLCNGOUN]) Dear Friends, We are excited to invite you to participate in our #16days16stories campaign for the 16 Days of Activism against […]
By Katherine Maloney, Dominican Volunteer This year marks the sixteenth anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which formally recognized the changing nature of warfare and the continued exclusion of women from the peace process. On October 25, the Security Council held an open debate, and the energy in the room […]
By Katherine Maloney, Dominican Volunteer The International Day of the Girl Child and the “Girls Speak Out” takeover of the United Nations Economic and Social Council Chamber was on October 11. As a proud member of the Working Group on Girls, the Dominican Leadership Conference participated in “11 Days of Action” on social media to […]
By Katherine Maloney, Dominican Volunteer August 29th marked the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. Each year, this day reaffirms the global voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing, considers the possibility for a world without nuclear tests (and, further, without nuclear weapons) and renews the call for the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), […]
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues meets from May 9 – 20 Indigenous Peoples: Conflict, Peace and Resolution
By Sister Margaret Mayce, OP Indigenous peoples account for 5 percent of the world’s population, while representing 15 percent of those living in poverty. As many as 33 percent of all people living in extreme rural poverty globally are from indigenous communities. Those figures are particularly alarming given the fact that so much of the […]