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 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 […]
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 […]