UN Update: Spring Happenings

We thank all those who could attend the Dominican Webinar on March 19th. There was a wonderful response to our event. Click here to view the recording of the event in case you would like to hear the Sisters from Brazil and Cameroon share their experience and the remarkable report from Marie Williams who works with the Dominican Sisters of Cabra Justice office on Asylum seekers in Ireland.

The sisters from the Cameroons just had a workshop on the weekend of April 5-7, for young professed Dominican Sisters on the theme: “Interpersonal relationships and conflict resolution”. It was a full event that gathered 27 young, professed Sisters with two coordinators from 4 different Dominican Congregations: Dominican Sisters of Blessed Imelda, Dominicans of Annunciata Santo Domingo, and Presentation.

Facilitator Jerry is a psychologist who has been working with religious especially in the Northwest Region in the Cameroons on trauma management helping them heal from the traumatic experiences they had during the political crises. He is invited nationwide to moderate sessions of postulants, novices, young professed, and even major superiors.

April 15-24 is the next Indigenous Peoples Forum. We welcome Sr. Mary Rae Waller, OP, from Adrian, and Ms. Rose Johnson, Comanche and Aztec indigenous to New York for the Forum. 

To learn more about the Forum please check https://social.desa.un.org/issues/indigenous-peoples/unpfii/23rd-session 

The theme for this year’s Forum is: “Enhancing Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Self-Determination in the Context of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Emphasizing the Voices of Indigenous Youth

Join us via Zoom April 17, 9:30-11am, for the Webinar, “Raising Indigenous Youth Voices in Pursuit of Self-determination”
Meeting ID: 885 0181 6686
Passcode: 065382

The Mining Working Group will meet with the Indigenous from the Amazon on the 16th at 9:30-11:00 on the 11th floor of the Church Center to hear their concerns regarding illegal mining in their countries.

On April 19th there will be another conversation with the Amazonian Indigenous and North Americans as we hear their major concerns. It will be a breakfast meeting and an inspiring morning for us. Keep us in your prayers as we prepare to follow up with Mission Visits after they return home.