Nancy Sylvester

Nancy Sylvester is founder and director of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue. She served in leadership of her own religious community, the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, Michigan, as well as in the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Prior to that she was National Coordinator of Network, the national Catholic social justice lobby. ICCD is beginning its third decade with new resources and programs. For information go to

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Walking a tightrope to repair our democracy

This moment needs transformational leaders

This moment calls for a new consciousness: embracing diverse worldviews

This moment calls for a new consciousness: becoming an anti-racist

Imagining moving forward as we face a dual pandemic

Acting in the midst of grief: how to be during this time

Despair and hope in God's loving embrace

'What did you learn from the coronavirus pandemic?'

Discerning presidential candidates

Hope in evolutionary time

How are you living the Incarnation?

Make Thanksgiving special, take time to reflect

Use the 'Welcoming Prayer' to let go and renew

Consider the snail

An early morning contemplative ride

Seeds of change can still take root

Trafficking weaves a web around our lives

A healthy planet is the right to life

Out of the ashes rises imagination

Lent is a time of listening