Non-profit

Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell

Website:

caldwellop.org

Location:

Caldwell, NJ, United States

The Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell is an order of Catholic nuns based in Caldwell, New Jersey. It promotes numerous liberal causes through advocacy at corporate shareholder meetings. [1]

Immigration and National Security

The organization supports unilateral nuclear disarmament and helping to end conflicts in the Middle East. [2]

The organization calls for changes to U.S. law to protect the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers coming to the United States. [3]

Human Trafficking and Child Abuse

The Caldwell Dominican nuns also back the New Jersey Coalition against Human Trafficking and other organizations that counter human trafficking into the state and country. [4]

The Caldwell Dominicans joined other religious organizations holding stock in major telecommunication companies in a campaign to block explicit images that promote online sexual abuse as a criminal online business. The groups pushed a shareholder resolution with Verizon calling for a report by March 2020 on the possible sexual exploitation of children through the company’s products and services. It gained 33.7 percent approval from shareholders. [5]

Environmentalism

In 2015 the congregation issued a corporate stance on climate change that states the group would support any efforts to decrease carbon emissions linked to climate change and also promoting more personal and community choices to combat climate change. They joined Sister of St. Dominican religious orders from Amityville, Blauvelt, Caldwell, Hope, and Sparkill in taking the stance. [6]

Sisters of St Dominic of Caldwell joined a coalition of groups presenting a shareholder resolution to ExxonMobil in 2016 calling for the company to explain how resilient their portfolios would be if carbon emissions were restricted by governments. [7][8]

References

  1. Mission and Vision. Accessed December 21, 2019.  https://caldwellop.org/mission-vision/ ^
  2. Peace and Security. Accessed December 21, 2019. https://caldwellop.org/where-we-stand/peace-security/ ^
  3. Immigration. Accessed December 21, 2019. https://caldwellop.org/where-we-stand/immigration/ ^
  4. Human Trafficking. Accessed December 21, 2019. https://caldwellop.org/where-we-stand/human-trafficking/ ^
  5. Sadowski, Dennis. “Shareholders Push U.S. Telecom Firms to Tackle Online Child Sexual Abuse.” Catholic News Service. May 19, 2019. Accessed December 21, 2019. https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2019/05/shareholders-push-u-s-telecom-firms-to-tackle-online-child-sexual-abuse/ ^
  6. Climate Change. Accessed December 21, 2019. https://caldwellop.org/where-we-stand/climate-change/ ^
  7. Wolfe, Eric. “Congress All About Energy Business.” Politico. May 23, 2016. https://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-energy/2016/05/congress-does-all-its-energy-business-at-once-trumps-golf-course-preps-for-climate-change-oil-companies-face-green-shareholders-214440 ^
  8. Furlong, Hannah. “ExxonMobil Amps Up Cleantech Investment While Blocking Shareholder Vote on Climate Disclosure.” Sustainable Brands. February 3, 2016. https://sustainablebrands.com/read/cleantech/exxonmobil-amps-up-cleantech-investment-while-blocking-shareholder-vote-on-climate-disclosure ^
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Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell

1 Ryerson Ave
Caldwell, NJ 07006-6198
United States