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NRVC condemns racism

The 2019-2020 NRVC Board

The national reckoning over racial injustice in the United States has been part of the conversation at the National Religious Vocation Conference in recent months. In response the board released a statement that is also available on nrvc.net. In it, the board stated:  “We publicly condemn racism in all its forms and manifestations. We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who have suffered injustice and discrimination. We are heartily sorry for the pain they have suffered and continue to endure and for our own complicity, actions, and omissions that played a role in furthering the legacy and reality of systemic racism.” The statement also listed action steps:

• “Incorporating the values and principles of anti-racism and intercultural competency in our planning and programming as well as in decisions undertaken by the National Board.

• “Providing additional tools and resources to our members on anti-racism and inclusion in our professional journal HORIZON, on the NRVC website, and in our current and future programming of workshops and institutes.

 • “Committing to featuring program speakers and presenters as well as HORIZON and VISION Vocation Guide authors who represent a diversity of races and cultural backgrounds.

• Working together with the leadership of the African American Religious Vocation Committee in identifying and/or creating additional tools and resources, as the Board, Member Area Coordinators, and National Office Staff commit to further educate ourselves and our members about the history and legacy of racism, our unconscious bias, as well as what steps can be taken to combat this grave social sin.”

HORIZON and VISION win four awards

HORIZON and its sister publication, VISION Vocation Guide, won four awards from the Catholic Press Association in June 2020. HORIZON won honorable mentions in the book review category and for “magazine of the year.” VISION won first and second place awards for best feature article.

Study of newer members now in Spanish

The 2020 Study of Newer Religious Vocations, published in March 2020 by the National Religious Vocation Conference, is now available in Spanish. Find the full report in both English and Spanish at nrvc.net.

Archbishop Charles Thompson appointed as NRVC episcopal liaison

Archbishop Charles Thompson of Indianapolis, Indiana has been appointed episcopal liaison to the National Religious Vocation Conference by Bishop James Checchio, Chairman of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations. In his role as episcopal liaison, Thompson will aid with continued collaboration between the bishops’ conference and NRVC.

Published on: 2020-07-31

Edition: 2020 HORIZON No. 3 Summer

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