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 Viviana Garcia-Blanco, Dominican Volunteer This December the UN is preparing for the 70th Anniversary of the inception of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by means of a yearlong campaign. The Universal Declaration is an internationally recognized document that states the fundamental freedoms that all human beings are entitled to regardless of their race, […]
By Viviana Garcia-Blanco, Dominican Volunteer As of 2017, there are 65.6 million forcibly displaced people, 22.5 million refugees and 10 million stateless people roaming the face of the earth. (1) Most refugees seek asylum in their immediate regions, which as it happens, tend to be low-or middle-income countries. The countries currently hosting the most refugees are: […]
By Sister Margaret Mayce, OP The Paris Climate Accord has been a hot topic in the news lately, in light of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the hard-fought agreement. The only other country not party to the agreement is Syria. Now climate negotiators are meeting once again, this time in Bonn, […]
By Viviana Garcia-Blanco, Dominican Volunteer There are certain people who enter the direct service sector with an idea of what poverty is and what it looks like. Coming from the world of academia, these people spend a majority of their time reading and researching this topic, never really acknowledging that they only engaged with this […]
Arrival of New Dominican Volunteer By Margaret Mayce, OP (NGO Representative) Once again, I am blessed with the assistance of a Dominican Volunteer. Viviana Garcia-Blanco is a graduate of Dominican University, River Forest, IL, where she majored in Political Science with a concentration in International Affairs. Viviana will be engaged with the Working Group on […]
By Katherine Maloney, Dominican Volunteer April 24 – May 3 marked the sixteenth convening of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Concurrently, it marked the first outreach efforts by civil society groups to various member states on behalf of the NGO Committee on Migration to advocate for a human rights-based approach to the Global Compact […]
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 […]