Personal development

Since our founding, the Sister to Sister network has focused on the personal development of women religious in addition to training and academic studies. Workshops are a key tool in this effort.

Sister to Sister-supported workshops have trained over 6,000 sisters in six sub-Saharan countries. Sister leaders in each country coordinate these workshops.

Based on African culture and Christian faith, workshops enable Sisters to better meet their responsibilities for formation work, leadership, and administrative duties. Students engage one another in small groups where they share personal stories and offer mutual encouragement. They may also participate in a six-day religious retreat.

Workshops scheduled or planned for 2019 and 2020 include:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Spiritual discernment

  • Human sexuality and integration

  • Gender and justice

  • Conflict management

  • Stress, trauma and grief

  • Substance abuse/Addictions

  • Leadership and mission

  • Access, rights, equality, and gender-based violence

  • Special rights of children
  • Loss and grief

  • Consecrated celibacy and sexuality

  • Nurturing healthy formative community

  • Spiritual direction

  • Basic facts on HIV/AIDS

  • Intersection of gender, culture, tradition, and the spread of HIV

  • Mainstreaming HIV education into ministry

Upcoming Workshops

April

Cameroon
Bertoua or Bamenda (East)
Anti-corruption and Favoritism

Malawi
Nantipwiri
Spiritual Direction: Skills-building

Uganda
Moyo
SHSJ (need information)

Zimbabwe
Harare
Regional Sister Conference
Counseling, Quantum Tests, HIV Trends, Fundraising, Compassionate Caring

May

Zimbabwe
Wadzani
Evaluation of Conference Report: Executive Team, Coordinators,
and Chairs

June

Uganda
Yaounda
Opposing Corruption and Favoritism

Zimbabwe
Association of Women Religious/AAC:SS Zimbabwe

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