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2020 Dominican Month for Peace: Ukraine

The Dominican Month for Peace is an annual event of the Dominican Family initiated by the Master of the Order after the 2016 Jubilee celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Order of Preachers. In the spirit of St. Dominic, it aims to show solidarity with Dominicans promoting peace in a world torn by many forms of violence and war.

  • In 2017, we showed our solidarity with Dominicans promoting the national peace accord in Colombia
  • In 2018, we supported our brothers and sisters struggling for democracy and peace through credible elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • In 2019, we focused on India and the plight of indigenous peoples, women's rights, and enslaved children.
Ukraine is the second-largest country by area in Europe after Russia, with a population of about 42 million, making it the eighth-most populous country in Europe. Its capital and largest city is Kyiv.

Now, in 2020, we focus on Ukraine and recognize the reestablished Dominican Order after the removal and slaughter of Dominicans and lay leaders in the Communist era. Ukrainians continue to struggle for remaining independent despite a war with separatists and Russian occupation in the East.

We will post more information here for each week of Advent, so stay tuned. But, until then, below is the official brochure for the month, packed with facts.

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2020 Pamphlet on Ukraine 924.43 KB