Sister Margaret Mayce, OP, represents The Dominican Sisters Conference as the NGO representative at the United Nations addressing issues including poverty, hunger, immigration and the education of women and girls, among others.

Regarding the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Sister Margaret reports, “As we gather as Dominican Sisters here in New York during this Commission, we will be mindful of the condition of women in war-torn parts of our world, particularly Iraq, where the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena choose to remain in solidarity with their people.”

Sister Margaret added, “We do, indeed, have family in Iraq and in Syria, and in Jordan, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and on and on and on… So, in solidarity with all those who suffer, may each one of us re-commit ourselves to doing whatever we can, wherever we are, to make our world a more just and peaceful place where human rights are realized, and Earth flourishes.”