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North American Dominican Promoters of Justice, Peace and Care of Creation Records

Identifier: DUMC-C-007

Content Description

Collection contains documents related to the time before and during Sr. Durstyne Farnan’s tenure as Co-Promoter of the organization. There is a variety of materials in the collection, including minutes, agendas, newspaper articles, correspondence, and photographs documenting the organization’s activities and efforts to fulfill its mission and goals. All materials are housed in letter-sized archival boxes and acid-free folders, with photographs and newspapers placed in plastic sleeves for preservation purposes. This collection is organized into nine series and a tenth series of electronic files transferred from Sr. Farnan’s external computer hard drive.


  • Majority of material found within 1995 - 2011

Biographical / Historical

In 1984 the Parable Conference for Dominican Life and Mission called for a new organization, the North American Dominican Justice, Peace and Care of Creation Promoters. Officially formed in 1986, the North American regions were based on the geographic location of the Dominican Friars’ provinces. The purpose of this organization is to advocate for social justice throughout the world. The organization addresses causes such as sex trafficking, the death penalty, sanctions in the Middle East, immigration, racism, women’s rights, poverty, environmental concerns, and other economic, social, political, and cultural issues. As a part of the International Commission for Justice, Peace, and the Care of Creation organization, each region’s Co-Promoters are to engage the Dominican family in world issues and to communicate with members in order to advance the promotion of justice and peace by Dominicans.

Sr. Durstyne Farnan, OP served as the Co-Promoter of the North American Dominican Justice, Peace and Care of Creation Promoters organization from 2005 to 2011. As co-promoter, Sr. Farnan made significant contributions to the organization, including shaping the Call to Justice document, chairing the Iraq Coordinating Committee (ICC), testifying in U.S. Congress on behalf of Iraqi refugees, and working with Catholic Relief Services to record the stories of Iraqi refugees. In addition to her work as Co-Promoter, Sr. Farnan served as director of Office of the Global Mission Justice and Peace for 12 years, promoted the School of the Americas protest in Georgia, and was a member of the Adrian Ecumenical Forum (AEF). She currently serves as the Director of Vocations for the Adrian Dominican Sisters.


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North American Dominican Promoters of Justice, Peace and Care of Creation Records
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First Edition

Repository Details

Part of the Mary Nona McGreal, OP Center for Dominican Historical Studies Repository

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