National Black Sisters' Conference

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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.

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