March 9, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – The General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s revised Executive Order impacting Muslim refugees.
You shall not wrong or oppress a stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Exodus 22:20; 23:9; Leviticus 19:33-34
President Trump’s revised Executive Order banning immigrants from six predominantly Muslim countries, and halving the number of refugees the United States accepts, undermines our standing in the world as a nation of liberty that offers refuge to people fleeing from persecution and violence. Intelligence from our own Department of Homeland Security shows that country of origin is an unlikely predictor of potential terrorist activity.
As American citizens and Catholic Sisters, we deplore what can only be seen as a ban on our Muslim brothers and sisters and a diminishment of our nation’s embracing spirit of liberty for all.
March 6, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – Are you living with low vision and trying to find ways to cope? Are you the care-giver of someone with low vision?
If so, please join the Adrian Dominican Sisters for a presentation, “Living Well with Low Vision,” at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. The talk will take place in the Rose Room of the Dominican Life Center on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus.
Stacey Butts, Executive Director of the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, and Jill Hunt, certified social worker and case manager at the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, will offer the presentation. They will speak on ways to tackle the challenges of living with low vision and will share stories of people who have successfully negotiated those challenges.
The event is free and open to all. Come to the Dominican Life Center through the eastern driveway at 1277 E. Siena Heights Drive. Parking is on the left. The receptionist at the front desk will direct you to the Rose Room.
For information, call Sister Margaret Urban at 517-266-4209.