Nancy Sylvester

Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters

Sister Nancy Sylvester's life as a Monroe IHM has been marked by leadership at the national level. In her work as lobbyist and national coordinator of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, she helped establish a progressive Catholic voice in U.S. political discourse and policy. As president of LCWR (the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a national organization representing 95% of U.S. sisters) Nancy and her team faced significant controversies with the Catholic church hierarchy. Band of Sisters finds her at a crossroads, trying to find a path amidst the impasse many people are now experiencing in our political systems, our religious institutions, our society, and our relationship with the planet.

More about Nancy and her Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue

Read about Nancy's story in U.S. Catholic January 2014 issue: "Expert Witness: From piety to politics"

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