[St. Louis, MO] At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), held August 7-10, approximately 800 participants explored the assembly theme of “Being the Presence of Love: The Power of Communion.”
[Silver Spring, MD] The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply troubled by the decision of the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 57,000 Hondurans. Honduras is the seventh country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by this administration.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) sold the building that the conferences have co-owned at 8808 Cameron Street, Silver Spring, Maryland, for 36 years. The paperwork for the sale was signed on May 1.
On February 14 a very troubled 19-year-old took an AR-15 assault rifle to Marjory Stoneman High School and opened fire killing 14 students and three staff members. The shooting was a horrible tragedy that has become all too familiar to students, teachers, and parents across the country.
We begin the season of Lent open to the transformation God has begun in our conference. Faithful to our LCWR Call we have been embracing critical change by attending to the internal organizational changes that our conference requires. The new LCWR Board has been elected and gathered for the first time in February. Carole Shinnick, SSND has been serving generously during this in-between time as interim Executive Director and we continue to explore the governance shifts that will embrace the call to change and preserve our culture of communal discernment and contemplation.