LCWR Assembly Resolution 2016

 Unitet States sisters take a resolution

[Atlanta, GA] At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), held August 9-12, nearly 800 participants engaged in contemplative processes to explore the assembly theme of “Embracing the Mystery: Living Transformation.” The presentations and processes led the participants to new understandings of the unique opportunities open to US Catholic sisters now and how those opportunities may be explored.

All the speakers pointed to the need for contemplative engagement with the struggles and sufferings of the world.

The assembly body unanimously affirmed a resolution that states: “Following in the footsteps of Jesus, we commit ourselves to examine the root causes of injustice, particularly racism, and our own complicity as congregations, and to work to effect systemic change as we struggle to establish economic justice, abolish modern-day slavery, ensure immigrant rights, promote nonviolence, and protect Earth and its biosphere. We pledge prayer, education, and advocacy and commit to using our collective voice, resources, and power in collaboration with others to establish justice which reflects God’s abundant love and desire that all may have life.”


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