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Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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LCWR offers its members a wide variety of publications designed to keep them informed of current information and events regarding the conference and religious life. These publications are available to the public as well.

For information on ordering LCWR publications, contact Carol Glidden at cglidden@lcwr.org.

Update (January 2004)

January begins with a “star rising in the East.”What if we revisioned the story of theEpiphany in the context of the universe story and imagined the “star rising in theEast” as the sunrise really seen for the first time?  Gazing at the rising sun-star,we are compelled to stay with it finding ourselves led into a place of consciousness so brilliant that it appears as dark asa cave.

Update (December 2003)

It is November in Kansas, and the approach of winter surrounds us as winds and falling temperatures invade our days, and the sun slowly sinks earlier and earlier. We anticipate the Advent days of darkness and waiting.

Update (November 2003)

More than 100 representatives of religious communities and organizations traveled on September 23 by car, bus, bike, train, plane and Metro to walk the halls of Congress and urge their congressional representatives to close the SOA/WHISC.  In more than 200 visits, participants pressed the issue in conversations which many had started in their home district.  LCWR, in the person of Marie Lucey, OSF, associate director for social mission, made five visits, the responses to which ran the gamut from skepticism, to lack of knowledge, to firm support.

Trafficking of Women and Children (Oct. 2003, Vol. 12, No. 3)

In May 2001 the members of the International Union of Superiors General declared their commitment to address the “trafficking of women which has become a lucrative multi-national business.  ”At their joint  national assembly in August 2001, LCWR and CMSM passed a resolution calling members to oppose the trafficking of women and children and  educate others regarding the magnitude, causes and consequence of this abuse.

Update (October 2003)

Participants in the 2003 LCWR national assembly entered into profound reflection on their call as religious leaders to tend the holy of God’s creation.

Update (August/September 2003)

At the invitation of Jim Wallis,founding editor of Sojourner’smagazine, Constance Phelps, SCL,LCWR vice-president and Carole Shinnick, SSND, LCWR executive director, joined an ecumenical group of 25 religious leaders to raise the plight of the nation’s poor to the nation’s lawmakers.  For five years, Reverend Wallis has gathered a similar group in Washington in the week immediately following Pentecost to advocate for the most vulnerable US citizens who are impacted by decisions made inside the Beltway.

Continuing to work toward Jubilee: The World Bank Bonds Boycott (Jul 2003, Vol. 12, No. 2)

At the August 1998 Joint Assembly, a resolution on World Debt was approved by the members of LCWR and CMSM. The resolution challenged conference members to participate in the global movement to cancel impoverished countries’ debt in a variety of ways. Several congregations joined the Jubilee 2000 campaign and encouraged their members to advocate for the passage of U.S. debt relief legislation.

 

Update (July 2003)

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Marie Lucey, OSF, to the National Office of LCWR where she will assume the position of Associate Director for Social Mission.  Marie has just completed a sabbatical program at St. Stephen’s Priory in Dover, NH. 

Update (June 2003)

LCWR Members Gather for New Leader Workshop

Update (April 2003)

LCWR Participates in Women’s National Prayer Breakfast

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