IAF Nuns & W/SWIAF Credited with Lifting Up Leaders

For over 30 years, Sr. Christine Stephens and co-director Ernie Cortes have trained lead organizers for organizations like Austin Interfaith, "an eclectic mix of 40 dues-paying partner organizations that include labor unions, churches, mosques, synagogues and non-profits.... The mission of her organization...is to identify and train people like Malone to solve problems for themselves.

'You find people who . . . if put into relationship with one another and taught how to organize, can do just incredible things,' she explains."

Sr. Pearl Ceasar and Sr. Gabriella Lohan are also interviewed in this story.

Lifting Up Leaders, National Catholic Reporter, Global Sisters Report (pdf)


West / Southwest IAF Organizations

Northwest IAF Organizations