ACC at “Francis Factor” with Richard Rohr, Ilia Delio, and Shane Claiborne in New Mexico

Are you going to the “Francis Factor” conference next week in New Mexico or know friends who will be in attendance?   ACC will be hosting a conversation on the evening of the first day of the conference, open to all participants in attendance at this exciting gathering sponsored by the Center for Action and Contemplation.

The Francis Factor: Implications for Church Reform

Pope Francis
A Conversation with the
American Catholic Council

Sunday Evening, August 30, 8:00-9:30pm 
Wolf Room, Hyatt Regency Tamaya  
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico   
Nearly 1000 folks are expected in New Mexico next week for CAC’s conference, The Francis Factor: How St. Francis & Pope Francis are Changing the World. ACC asks the related question: How are they changing the Church, particularly in the context of Pope Francis’ leadership stye? And how does that impact those of us in the Church Reform Movement?

Please join us in this ACC sidebar event, as we consider how St. Francis and Pope Francis (and presenters Richard Rohr, Ilia Delio, and Shane Claiborne) are heralding a new way of being “church” in the 21st century, and how that challenges structures and practices in the institutional Catholic Church.
The conversation will build on themes of the CAC conference, in light of ACC’s focus on church governance, the Catholic Bill of Rights & Responsibilities adopted at ACC’s seminal gathering in Detroit (June, 2011), and upcoming strategies across the Church Reform Movement in context of Pope Francis’ US visit, the Family Synod in Rome, and beyond. Join us as we consider questions like the following:
  • How is the Church as “institution” evolving and emerging?
  • Where is the Spirit, through Pope Francis, taking the institutional Catholic Church?
  • What do structures of Church look like if we put the focus not on doctrine, but on action, love, & mercy?
  • What are implications for the role of the baptized in such a Church?
  • How do we integrate “contemplation and action” across the Church Reform Movement?
Join the Conversation in the WOLF ROOM!

Not able to make it?  Please keep us in prayer as we move forward together to make the Church better reflect Francis’ vision of justice and mercy! ACC will report on the proceedings of the event in our next newsletter.
Facilitators:

Janet M Hauter:  National Chairperson of the American Catholic Council,  long-time activist in Church Reform, including Voice of the Faithful and Catholic Church Reform International. (Chicago. IL)
Dr. John W. Frank: ACC Advisory Council, professor of leadership studies at the Taylor Leadership Institute (University of North Florida), and “graduate” of one of CAC’s earliest Internship program in the early 1980s. (Jacksonville, FL)
Why not join ACC leaders at this terrific conference sponsored by Richar Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation for an end-of-summer boost!  We’ll network, dialogue and make plans for bringing the “Francis Factor” into our local churches!  Please email sheilapeiffer.acc@gmail.com if you are coming!
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