Read the addresses from the 2019 Assembly: Keynote – Imagining Leadership in a Global Community – Pat Murray, IBVM; and Presidential Address – Sharlet Wagner, CSC.
“The 2019 assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), titled ‘Imagining Leadership in a Global Community,’ presented an array of challenges for women religious leaders centered on bringing hope to a struggling world. The assembly, held from August 13-16 in Scottsdale, Arizona, brought together 663 leaders of orders of Catholic sisters, along with more than 100 guests. Designed to provide leaders with information and inspiration, the assembly included speakers and processes that engaged the participants in the exploration of religious life leadership today and possible new directions for LCWR. A unique element of this year’s assembly was the presence of the guests who included young religious, religious from a variety of ethnicities, facilitators who work with religious communities, and representatives of many of the national organizations serving religious life.
“The main speakers, Sister Pat Murray, IBVM, executive secretary of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), and Sister Sharlet Wagner, CSC, LCWR president, addressed the challenges and opportunities of leadership in a globalized world. …” [From a press release issued by LCWR Aug. 20, 2019]