Nancy Sylvester, IHM, is the Founder and President of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue (ICCD) which began in 2002. Nancy is committed to the transforming power of communal contemplation in one’s life and the life of the community. She believes it invites the shifts in consciousness so necessary to embrace our evolutionary journey and engage the critical issues facing us in ways that foster dialogue, relationships, compassion and justice.
Nancy is a past President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and past vice-president of her religious congregation the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, MI. She served on the staff of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, for fifteen years, first as researcher, then lobbyist and ten years as National Coordinator. Prior to coming to NETWORK, Nancy taught secondary education in and around Detroit, Michigan.
Nancy has served on numerous Boards and committees including: the National Board of Mary’s Pence, the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice where she was a founding member, the National Board of the Africa Faith and Justice Network, the National Governing Board of Common Cause, the Board of Trustees of Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, and has served as an advisor on the United States Bishops’ International Policy Committee. She currently chairs her congregation’s Responsible Investment Committee and Mission Integration Sponsorship Committee.
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