Fond du Lac Nuns & Nones
What happens when Catholic sisters and spiritually diverse millennials
come together in shared conversation?
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2020
Facilitator: Ms. Katie Gordon
Because of the intimate nature of this event, registration is required.
Each population (sisters and seekers) will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants.
The event location will be shared when your registration is confirmed.
"The Nuns and Nones project seeks to bring these two intergenerational groups together in order to explore new forms of community life, help millennials see models for sustainable activism and create an intergenerational network of connections, what the project’s website describes as “an unlikely alliance across communities of spirit.” Different people emphasized different turning points in the origin of the project, but the sisters and millennials I interviewed all agreed: It began with a gathering, a circle, and it began with conversation. ...
"For the “exhausted” millennials who are themselves involved in activism, Ms. Gordon said that “sisters are an example of women who have been involved with these issues for 50 plus years and have found ways to sustain themselves.” For millennials who have felt marginalized due to church teachings on their sexual identity, and for young feminists, according to Ms. Gordon, sisters show how to be “women within a church that doesn’t always recognize women to their fullest leadership capacity” has also provided a model for seeing “what gifts come with being on the edge of a tradition, and what challenges are there as well.”
The above is an excerpt from an article written by Kaya Oakes and published in the September 4, 2018 issue of America Magazine.
Nuns and Nones groups ...
... are more than events. They are places for relationship, dialogue, spiritual practice, and social action.
... are joyful, spirit-led, and held by the capable hands of committed organizers.
... are rooted in mutual learning — not the persuasion of belief.
... aim to bring forth a more just and loving world, no longer dependent on systems of extraction and oppression.
... are pluralistic, welcoming of all identities, and are LGBTQ affirming.
... at their best, grow into committed community.