From Adam Horowitz, Nuns & Nones organizer: “A long-form personal essay that chronicles the beginnings of Nuns & Nones, the unlikely path that led me to live at a convent in California, and some of the insights and future possibilities emerging along the way. Whether you’ve never met a nun or are one, I hope that there’s something in this story that speaks to you!”
In Part 2 of this series, Global Sisters Report explores the parallels between the unlikely community of women religious and millennial "nones" and their potential for a meaningful collaboration. While the decline in numbers at institutional congregations may be a discouraging trend to some, the union of these two groups may answer who could inherit the charisms that animate religious life today.
In Part 1 of this series, Global Sisters Report focuses on the coming together of experienced Catholic sisters and young people identifying as "nones" — shorthand for the box they check next to religion. Women religious and millennials seeking meaning have become partners through a shared passion for social justice issues, community life, and their devotion to a greater purpose. These two groups have found that they are "more alike than not."
A piece by Sr. Judy Cannon (RSM) on the first Bay Area Nuns & Nones Gathering.
A piece by Sr. Mary Ann McGovern, from the St. Louis Nuns & Nones Gathering.
A reflection by Sr. Mary Elizabeth Looby on the Philadelphia Nuns & Nones Gathering.
Reflections from Kalamazoo, MI.