Dear Members, Partners and Friends of the Conference,
Several years ago the Conference began offering a Post-Congress Workshop on the Sunday after Congress. These workshops have been widely popular, affording participants the opportunity to spend a day together deepening their understanding of specific topics and applying their learning to religious life and formation ministry.
This year, we are thrilled to have Simone Campbell, SSS joining us to offer the Post-Congress Workshop on Sunday, November 12th.
This interactive day-long workshop, titled "Rooted in Community, Thriving for Mission," will focus on what is necessary to create community in our contemporary, multi-cultural, multi-generational context. The afternoon will address living the vows in the context of Catholic Social Teaching with a special emphasis on Pope Francis’ writings. Sister Simone says, "Come prepared to stretch together with the goal of creating a vibrant religious life for the twenty-first century."
Sister Simone Campbell (Roman Catholic Sister of Social Service) is a religious leader, attorney, author and recipient of a 2022 Presidential Medal of Freedom (the United States’ highest civilian honor). She has extensive experience in public policy rooted in the lived experiences of people at the economic margins of society. She is now an Emerson Elder with the Emerson Collective and co-leads “Understanding US” focused on political healing.
For 17 years she was executive director of NETWORK, Lobby for Catholic Social Justice and leader of Nuns on the Bus. Her healthcare policy work was seminal in passage of the Affordable Care Act. She has received numerous awards including the “Defender of Democracy Award” from the Parliamentarians for Global Action. Prior to Washington, this native Californian did state advocacy and for 18 years was the founder of the Oakland Community Law Center. In 1995 she also was elected the leader of her community the Sisters of Social Service and served in that capacity until 2000. Her two award winning books are A Nun on the Bus (2014) and Hunger for Hope (2020).
Click here for a Congress schedule-at-a-glance and information regarding registration and lodging. Registration will open in April.
We're thrilled Sister Simone is joining at Congress. We hope you will, too!
-2023 Congress Planning Committee
Adriana Calzada, CCVI
Juan Gaspar, OMI
Nancy Gerth, SCN
Mary Ann Nelson, OP
Corrina Thomas, FSPA
Erin Zubal, OSU
Ryan Hoffmann (staff)
Brian Michalski (staff)
Sofia Mikolyash (staff)