We’re a community of women religious who advocate for the homeless, immigrants, the environment, anti-racism, and victims of human trafficking.

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Birdies for Charity fundraiser 2020
May 7 @ 12:00 am – Jul 1 @ 11:45 pm

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We, the Sisters of the Living Word, are participating in John Deere’s BIRDIES FOR CHARITY for the third year and invite your support!

BIRDIES FOR CHARITY is a fundraiser held in conjunction with the John Deere Classic PGA Golf Tournament (July 6-12). Each one-time flat donation or pledge benefits the Sisters of the Living Word plus John Deere will match up to 10%. Pledges/donations are due by July 1.

Special note as of May 28, 2020:  Birdies for Charity will continue but the actual event is being cancelled.  See press release here.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will support the forward-moving partnership we have created with the Wisconsin Religious Collaborative to ensure the ongoing efforts of our own ministries as well as our ongoing advocacy in several areas of social justice – homelessness, immigration, anti-human trafficking and care of creation.  We will also be giving special attention to those living in poverty who are being greatly affected by Covid-19. 

Thank you for your consideration of support!

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Founder’s Day/SummerFest @ Living Word Center
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Please join the SLW, Associates and Friends for a Founder’s Day/SummerFest on Sunday, August 9 from 1:00 until 4:00 at the Living Word Center. The Banjo Buddies will perform from 1:30 until 3:30, hotdogs, brats, chips, watermelon and ice cream will be served. Face painting. Fun for the whole family.

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5th Annual Jazz Brunch @ Chevy Chase Country Club
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

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The new date for the Jazz Brunch is Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Chevy Chase Country Club. The brunch will include light jazz, a silent auction, gift card raffle, award presentations and more. The proceeds will support the efforts of the Sisters of the Living Word toward justice in the areas of immigration, racism and care of Earth.

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  • June 3, 2020 05/29/15 In Solidarity

    The Congregation of the Sisters of the Living Word, at home in Arlington Heights now for 30 years, is a member of the National Leadership Conference for Women Religious.  The following is the statement that over 30,000 Catholic women religious in the U.S. have pledged: Following …

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  • May 11, 2020 05/29/15 SLW Ministry Grants 2020

    SLW Ministry Grant Recipients 2020 We are so blessed to be able to share what we have with these worthy organizations to alleviate a bit of the stress for their ongoing efforts. Kris Vorenkamp, SLW Amate House, Chicago, Illinois: $750.00 for faith formation programming for the …

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Creating Communion at the Intersection of Racism, Migration and Climate Crisis

“Responding to God who loves all of creation into being, we recommit ourselves to create communion and examine root causes of injustice. We particularly focus on the intersection of racism, migration, and climate crisis. We recognize a sense of urgency and pledge prayer, education, and advocacy. We will use our collective voice, resources, and power in collaboration with others to establish justice which reflects God’s creating love.”
Leadership Conference of Women Religious Resolution to Action

Immigration: 21st Century

Immigration: 21st Century

Reading the signs of the times from our desire to create communion, we, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, affirm the inter-relatedness of the justice concerns addressed by the LCWR Call for 2015-2022. We are heartbroken by the myriad ways our one human family and Earth, our common home, suffer from disconnection, indifference, violence, and fear in the face of racism, migration, and climate crisis. Responding to God who loves all of creation into being, we recommit ourselves to create communion and examine root causes of injustice. We particularly focus on the intersection of racism, migration, and climate crisis. We recognize a sense of urgency and pledge prayer, education, and advocacy. We will use our collective voice, resources, and power in collaboration with others to establish justice which reflects God’s creating love.

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Anti-Racism

Anti-Racism

“In the presence of constant and painful reminders of the deep roots of racism in our country,” reads the 2018 statement of recommitment, which echoes the wording of the 2016 resolution, LCWR pledges “to go deeper into the critical work of creating communion, examining the root causes of injustice and our own complicity, and purging ourselves, our communities, and our country of the sin of racism and its destructive effects.” Leadership Conference of Women Religious Resolution to Action

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On Care of Our Common Home

On Care of Our Common Home

SLW Corporate Stance
To stand for the Care of Earth personally and corporately by our daily actions and work to support civil policies for the Care of Earth.
In June 2006, SLW and Associates formally endorsed the Earth Charter, with the commitment to “. . . take on, joyfully, trustingly, and courageously as a sacred trust, the protection of Earth’s vitality diversity and beauty” (The Earth Charter).
Our corporate stance at this time continues our commitment in this urgent need.

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In Memoriam

 

Rest in Peace
Sr. Norma Thelen, SLW
July 6, 1937 – May 9, 2020

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