Do you have any of this memorabilia?
Tom Yates is leading a project to visually document highlights in Dignity’s nearly 50-year history for the July 2019 Conference in Chicago. If you have any of the following items, please notify Tom at email@example.com or Mark Matson at firstname.lastname@example.org. These items will also enrich our Archives. Thank you!
Photographs of People (actual photo or high-resolution digital copy):
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Part One - Recalling Our Roots (Presidential Summary)
DignityUSA Comments on HHS Proposal to Allow Health Care Workers to Refuse Services/Clients they Find Objectionable
The following comments were submitted to the US Department of Health and Human Services in response to proposed rules that would allow health care workers to refuse to treat individuals or provide services they object to on religious or moral grounds.
March 27, 2018
US Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
Attention: Conscience NPRM, RIN 0945-ZA03
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
RE: Docket HHS-OCR-2018-002
Help Needed to Enhance Rainbow of DignityUSA Board of Directors
The DignityUSA Board of Directors tries to make decisions, set direction based on the entire Dignity Movement. We recognize that our cultural heritages, language groups, races, locations as well as sexual orientation, identity and expression need to have a voice at this table. Currently our Rainbow of diversity needs some enhancement. Will you help?
Every Day Is International Women’s Day: A Discussion of Voices of Faith’s 2018 “Why Women Matter” Event and the Work of Feminist Ministries
Remarks from March 9, 2018 Teleconference (in order):
Kate McElwee, Executive Director, Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC)
Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director, DignityUSA
Mary E. Hunt, Co-director, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)
March 8, 2018.
LGBTQI Catholics See Mixed Record in First Five Years of the Francis Papacy, Renew Offer of Dialogue
Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, issued the following statement in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis:
The following letter was sent to Bishop Bambera of Scranton, PA, Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia, PA, Archbishop Kurtz of Louisville, KY, and Bishop Conley of Lincoln, NE in January 2018. Each of these bishops was a co-signer on a letter that directed parents not to support transgender children in living as their true selves. It is a powerful example of "speaking true to power" in the spirit of love.
Dear Archbishops and Bishops: