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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” It’s a...

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Friday, September 22, 2017

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For the past week, the 193-member United Nations has convened for the annual General Assembly. The gathering, which is now in its 72nd iteration, focused on positions advocated by the U.N., such as those on peace and security, in addition to administrative decisions like admission of new members and budgetary matters.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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 We all know that more than a million people escaped war and torture this year; they are refugees. (Please don’t tune me out just yet! Stay with me…) We are all also aware of some folks espousing the shutting down of our borders because people are fleeing war and violence. We witness attacks of varying degrees of violence,...

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Friday, March 4, 2016

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 In the 1960s, as the fight for justice and equality was beginning in the United States, Dominican Sister of Hope Pat Peters, OP found herself in a storefront in Danbury, Connecticut making coffee and conversation with the poor and homeless.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Richard Gadbois at the Newburgh Ministry

Richard Gadbois first learned about the Newburgh Ministry decades ago. A born-and-bred Newburgh resident, Mr. Gadbois knew the Sisters from school, and he knew the Ministry since its beginning. After retiring, he began helping out with the Ministry wherever he could. He made...

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Friday, February 5, 2016

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Sister Norma holds a baby at the Newburgh Ministry

 

The mission statement of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary calls the community to work for human dignity, peace, justice and the needs of the disadvantaged.Since beginning her work at The Newburgh Ministry in 2002, Sister Norma Carney, PBVM...

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