National Black Sisters' Conference
NATIONAL BLACK SISTERS' CONFERENCE
Established in August 1968, the National Black Sisters' Conference (NBSC) seeks to provide ongoing support on the formation, education, and support of African-American women religious; to develop resources for the deepening of spirituality and promotion of unity and solidarity among African-American women religious; to facilitate the development of religious education from an African-American perspective; to stimulate the growth of African-American spirituality; to highlight the racism, powerlessness, poverty, and the distorted self-image of victimized African-American people; to promote knowledge and appreciation of the beauty of African-American cultural-religious heritage; to encourage the growth of African-American religious leadership within the church and in religious communities; and to articulate a cohesive African-American identity for African-American women religious. The NBSC holds annual meetings and organizes annual joint conferences with the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus and the National Black Catholic Seminarian Association. It also provides a ministry clearinghouse for African-American women religious who want to minister within the African-American community, and a resource center for statistical research of African-American women religious throughout the United States. Its regular publications include Signs of Soul and "Tell It like It Is"—Catechetics from the Black Perspective. Its headquarters is in Washington, D.C.