Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)
We are pleased to share that Nancy Schreck, OSF has been selected by the LCWR members as the recipient of the 2024 LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award.
Nancy, a Sister of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa, is currently the program director of Excel Inc., a community service organization located in Okolona Mississippi.
LCWR’s new initiative, Transforming Grace, runs from now through November 2024.
We begin our week cognizant of the struggles for peace in so many corners of the globe, in our own communities, and in our own lives. LCWR, through the work of transformation of consciousness, is finding ways to take seriously our collective commitment to contemplative action, awareness, and engagement in the conflicts around us.
Since we first heard of the loss of life, violence, imprisonment, and war in Israel and Gaza, we, at LCWR, searched for a way to respond that was true to our commitment to work on the root causes on injustice from a stance of intersectionality and the transformation of consciousness. In the days that have passed, we have reached out to interfaith leaders, representatives of organizations on the front lines in Israel and Gaza, and particularly the Jewish communities in the United States to ask them, "What do you need at this time?”
Balloting for the LCWR president-elect and national board opened on Monday, June 5 and closed on Friday, June 23.
We are happy to announce that Sue Ernster, FSPA is our new president-elect. She will join Maureen Geary, OP and Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP in the LCWR presidency.
It is also our pleasure to announce our three new LCWR board members: