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
Goal 15: Life on Land
Each month the UN highlights one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS). In May, Goal 15 looks at Life on Land. “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”. There are 12 targets and 14 indicators for SDG 15. […]
What’s Next at the United Nations?
We are preparing for the UN Forest Forum this week, May 8-11, 2023. The saying goes Water is Life. We can say the same thing about Forests. Forests are as essential to life as water is essential to life. Our forests contain over 80% of our biodiversity. Forests are our carbon storage banks. Forests support […]
First Week of the Indigenous Peoples Forum
It has been a magical week at the UN. We opened the Indigenous Peoples Forum on April 17th in the General Assembly Hall, with an incredible Indigenous Prayer. As I entered the General Assembly Hall with the Achuar people who traveled from the Amazon River Basin in Ecuador to attend this important Indigenous we met […]
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples
This month at the United Nations is the twenty-second session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples. The Forum runs from April 17-28th and will be in person, the first one since 2019. The theme is: “indigenous peoples, human health, planetary and territorial health and climate change: a rights-based approach”. Although the forum will be in […]
67th Commission on the Status of Women Outcomes
6,000+ women descended upon New York City on March 5th for the 67th Commission on the Status of Women. What a sight and what a delight. Eleven Dominican Sisters from the U.S. and outside the U.S. attended the event from March 4 to 18th.The sisters came from Michigan and from the Philippines, England, Zimbabwe, South […]
Preparing for the Commission on the Status of Women
We welcomed 10 Dominican Sisters to the CSW 67 last week March 4-10th and a new sister, Ellen Burkhardt on Sunday, March 12th. Some of the sisters had never been to the UN or the United States. We were very happy to host them for this important gathering of women. We are most appreciative of […]