Collaboration against trafficking. Speaking out on national issues. Sharing formation resources and promoting vocations.
In this month's installment of GSR's feature about the lives of women religious around the world, our panelists write about how they are networking within their communities and among congregations and how this collaboration enriches and supports their life and ministry. The Life asks:
How do you network within your congregation and across congregations?
Eden Panganiban is a member of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit who has served in leadership positions since 1989.
Networking is the new approach to mission. This has been true for the last decade, at least. As membership of religious congregations decrease — in inverse proportion to the growing demands of mission — no community can effectively carry out its mission by itself. It needs others with whom to share resources and concerns. We experience this within our religious communities, among our institutions and across congregations.