May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am (EDT) to May 7, 2005 - 4:30 pm (EDT)
Itaici, Brazil

Nearly 60 delegates from LCWR, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) and the Confederation of Latin American Religious (CLAR) met in May in Itaici, Brazil to explore ways of strengthening the bonds among women and men religious of the Americas. After discussing the social, political, economic and cultural issues affecting all of the nations represented, the group wrote mission and vision statements, as well as an action plan for the next five years that look to strengthening the ways in which the leadership conferences can work together and support one another.

The Mission Statement of the InterAmerican Network

Approved on May 8, 2005

We are a network of organizations of men and women religious leaders of the Americas , attentive to the call of God that speaks to us through the world in which we live.

We unite to strengthen our bonds, to make our communications more effective and to deepen the collaboration among the women and men religious from the North to the South of the Americas .

In fidelity to our mystical-prophetic vocation of religious life, we commit ourselves to hearing and living the Word of God - a catalyst for conversion and social/ecclesial transformation.

We are confident that a different world is possible, and we commit to joint actions that favor the creation of just, equitable, and nonviolent relationships.