- VideoCatholic Sisters Create a Model of Economic Empowerment in Zambia
- CRCC in the NewsCatholic Sisters Discuss Sustainable Development in Africa at Nairobi ConveningAlong with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), CRCC convened leaders from the Catholic Church, NGOs, state governments and foundations for “Catholic Sisters: Champions of Sustainable …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Creativity and Innovation, Faith-Based Organizations, Hunger and Food Policy, Nuns and Women Religious, Sub-Saharan Africa
- CommentaryCatholic Sisters in Africa: Strong, Vital and Taking on Global ChallengesThis post was adapted from our report on the Conrad N. Hilton’s Catholic Sisters Initiative. Catholic sisters have been present in Africa since the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny landed on …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Christians and Christianity, Economic Inequality, Gender, Government and Religion, International Affairs and Policy, Nuns and Women Religious, Religious Leadership, Sub-Saharan Africa
- VideoThe Emerging Global Sisterhood – Sr. Rosemarie Nassif on Catholic Sisters, Pope Francis & the UN SDGs
- CommentaryVP Debate: Tim Kaine and American Religion in FluxTim Kaine’s faith story is an essential part of his stump speech. At the vice presidential debate, the Democratic candidate mentioned his missionary year in his response to the first question, then …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Creativity and Innovation, Political Attitudes and Values, Religious "Nones", Religious Affiliation, Voting and Elections
- CommentaryWomen Deacons or Not, Future of Religious Life Lies in Global SisterhoodPope Francis’ openness to having a Vatican commission study the possibility of ordaining women deacons has created a great deal of discussion in recent weeks. It’s significant that he made this statement …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Nuns and Women Religious
- CommentaryFaith in East Los Angeles, the Vatican of BoxingThis post originally appeared on Huffington Post. Leo Santa Cruz is the undefeated, undisputed champion of America’s best boxing city, Los Angeles. He won that title after defeating Abner Mares, a fellow …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Creativity and Innovation, Place and Religion, Southern California
- CommentaryThe Habit and the Hijab: An Exploration on Sacred DressNot all nuns look the same. As a Muslim American with very little exposure to Catholicism, I recently have learned about the diversity of Catholic sisters. This basic lesson has proven to …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Gender, Interfaith/Multifaith Movements, Nuns and Women Religious
- EventHilton Foundation Convening: Bringing Together Builders of the Global SisterhoodThis post originally appeared on the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s website. CRCC serves as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning partner for the Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative. Click here to see CRCC’s …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Nuns and Women Religious, Religious Leadership
- ReportBuilding the Global Sisterhood: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative StrategyThe Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Catholic Sisters Initiative launched a five-year strategy in February 2013 to enhance the vitality of Catholic sisters, who in turn advance human development around the globe. The …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Nuns and Women Religious
- CommentaryPope Francis’ ‘Joy of Love’ Exhortation Won’t Resolve Catholic Tensions on Marriage and SexThis post originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times. When my parents went to schedule my older brother’s baptism at a Catholic church, the priest told them their baby was a bastard. …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Creativity and Innovation, Family and Relationships, LGBT Issues, Religious Leadership
- CRCC in the NewsKPCC: Papal Proclamation Urges a More Welcoming ChurchCRCC University Fellow Joseph Palacios spoke about Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia,” or “The Joy of Love,” on KPCC’s Take Two. Palacios, a sociologist and a Catholic priest, gave an overview …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Family and Relationships, LGBT Issues
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- Richard FlorySenior Director of Research and EvaluationRichard Flory is a sociologist whose work focuses on religion and urban life, religious and cultural change, and youth and young adults.
- Brie LoskotaExecutive DirectorBrie Loskota researches how religions change and make change in the world, and works to build the capacity of religious communities around the globe.
- Tarra McNallyAssistant Director of EvaluationTarra McNally is an anthropologist specializing in evaluation and global health.
- Donald E. MillerDirector of Strategic InitiativesDonald Miller focuses on global religious trends, genocides of the 20th century, and the role of religious NGOs in addressing issues of moral concern.
- Joe PalaciosUniversity FellowJoe Palacios, a sociologist and Catholic priest, studies religion, politics and social justice in Latin America and among immigrants in the United States.
- Megan SweasEditor and Director of CommunicationsMegan Sweas is a journalist specializing in social and economic justice issues and world religions.