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.
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.
Iraq Peace Pledge and Pledge of Resistance Stimulate Non-Violent Action
As military forces are moved into position to prepare for a U.S. war against Iraq, around the world people hear again Christ’s quiet message of peace: love one another. It is a message shared by all our world’s religious traditions.
Editor's notes: LCWR President Mary Ann Zollmann, BVM, recently travelled to the Middle East as part of a delegation comprised of the leadership of CMSM and the Relgious Conference of Britain and Wales. She shares her experiences below.
Election to Take Place at 2002 LCWR National Assembly
An LCWR Vice-President will be elected at the LCWR National Assembly in St. Louis, MO, August 17-21, 2002. Five members left their names in the nomination for vice-president; the following three received the highest votes in a run-off ballot: