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  • April 22, 2021 11/27/20 Registration Links for SLW’s Upcoming Sister Chats

    Registration Links for SLW's Upcoming Sister Chats Every month we gather for an intimate 45 minute discussion with a SLW Sister to talk about their ministry, service, life experiences, and the work that they are passionate about. These moderated discussions are followed by an open Q&A …

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  • April 19, 2021 11/27/20 Remembering Sister Elaine Tworek

    Sister Elaine Tworek began her autobiography with this statement:  “It has always been of special significance to me that I was born into life and New Life on the same day”.  As desired by her parents, Alois and Helen Tworek, and the pastor she was …

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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

Sr. Elaine Tworek, SLW
Rest In Peace
May 24, 1940 – March 31, 2021

Sister Elaine’s Memorial

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