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RENEW International Represented
at Cultural Diversity Network Convocation

Sr. Verónica Méndez, RCD and Sr. Terry Rickard, OP participated in the Catholic Cultural Diversity Network Convocation held May 6-8 at the University of Notre Dame. The event was convened by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops through the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church. The event provided an opportunity for over 300 Church leaders--bishops, priests, religious, and laity--to dialogue with one another; exchange hopes and ideas; and tap the potential of the rich and growing diversity within the Church to enhance Catholic identity and promote evangelization.
RENEW International
Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory presides
African group in procession
Sr. Terry Rickard reads an intercession

Following the Convocation, Reverend Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ, Executive Director, USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, expressed the insights gained at the Convocation. Visit the CCDNC website to learn more.


About RENEW International RENEW International is a canonically-recognized Catholic organization based in Plainfield, NJ, in the Archdiocese of Newark. RENEW International fosters spiritual renewal in the Catholic tradition by empowering individuals and communities to encounter God in everyday life, deepen and share faith, and connect faith with action. RENEW International has a proven record of revitalizing parish life in over 130 dioceses in the United States, touching the lives of 25 million people through its renewal processes. RENEW International also reaches many thousands outside the United States, having served people in 23 countries, across six continents and in 44 languages.