“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim the Good News to the poor; he has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, to give sight to the blind, to free the oppressed and proclaim a year of favour in the name of the Lord”
(The Gospel according to Luke, chapter four, verses 18 to 21)
Justice and Peace: Foundations of the Reign of God
Involvement in “Justice and peace” is not just an extra activity right in the heart of the life of the Order. It constitutes rather an orientation of ones life that is also central to it, a way of living and acting for the whole Dominican family: it is an integral part of our mission as preachers of the kingdom of God.
How can we remain indifferent when confronted with the suffering of millions of human beings, suffering which is caused by wars, economic crises or injustices of all kinds?
In many provinces and congregations of the Dominican Order, sisters, friars and lay Dominicans live Dominican spirituality in a fraternal way, through preaching which is lived and enlivened by compassion and mercy. The reality and vitality of the fundamental option for justice and peace taken by the whole Order is manifested in this way.
In our province, a brother founded and manages the Centre for Counseling of Deportees and Refugees. You can read more on their website: www.ccdrnigeria.org
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