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Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Catholic activist Sr. Simone Campbell has suggested that senior clergy at the Vatican are more preoccupied with power than confronting issues like clerical sexual abuse.
Statement on racism: "We have failed our black and brown brothers and sisters."
GSR Preview: Global Sisters Report editor Gail DeGeorge reflects on her first annual meeting with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
When Anita Baird entered the predominantly white Daughters of the Heart of Mary in 1981, she says she was blessed to have a community that honored what she brought to the table as a black woman.
For example, when Baird was a novice, her superior fudged a rule that allowed only professed sisters at regional meetings to give Baird the opportunity to host a daylong session on black Catholic spirituality. Baird also recalls that when she would preach at various locations around her native Chicago, her sisters were always there to support her.
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LCWR 2016: Global Sisters Report has a recap of the third day of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious 2016 annual assembly, as told through social media.
Preview: In her keynote address Thursday to LCWR membership, Franciscan Sr. Pat Farrell shared that contemplation and leadership are one and the same.
LCWR 2016: During the 2016 assembly's first full day, participants were challenged to reinvent the annual gathering in the face of rapidly declining membership.
GSR Preview: LCWR leadership planned for contemplative dialogue to be the focus of this year's assembly, and the opening night was no exception.