Joyce Meyer is a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and served as executive director of the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters, a grant-making organization supporting the works of Catholic sisters globally, from 1999 through October 2011. She worked for five years as a missionary in Zambia, where she taught English at a secretarial college and served as executive director for the Zambia Association of Sisterhoods, the national conference of women religious. She is on the boards of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Medicines for Humanity and the International Foundation of the Good Shepherd Sisters and has served as international liaison to women religious for Global Sisters Report since January 2014.
GSR Today: The International Union of Superiors General interviewed leaders to explore its plenary theme of "Embracing Vulnerability on the Synodal Journey." As I listened, I was touched by the sisters' openness and humility.
Abuse of power in women's congregations is beginning to come to light because of a greater sensitivity to sexual abuse and increasing awareness that sexual abuse is an extreme expression of abuse of power.
International Union of Superiors General plenary to address timely themes: vulnerability and synodality
The upcoming International Union of Superiors General plenary focuses on leaders and how they are handling the vulnerabilities they experienced through COVID-19 and other challenges.
GSR Today - Even now that Sr. Shahnaz Bhatti is in Italy, "safe and sound, every time I hear a knock at the door or hear the sound of a shutter moving in the wind, my heart leaps and I am terrified that someone has come to get me."