North American Conference of Associates and Religious

NACAR Dissolution of Nonprofit Corporation Status

On October 11, 2022, The North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR) formally dissolved as an Illinois nonprofit corporation. “We have fought the good fight; we have finished the race; we have kept the faith.” (cf:2TM4:6 The Inclusive Bible). We continue to believe that God desires to permeate our culture with the charisms and missions of our various congregations and that God is serious about the future of the Associate way of life as a transformative presence in the Church and the world. We trust the future of this movement to our faithful members, charism families, and legacy partners. Please contact our legacy partners, The Leadership Collaborative and Communicators for Women Religious, so that together we can continue to share our charisms for the sake of the world. With gratitude and love, The NACAR Board of Directors.

NACAR Legacy Partners

listening • learning • leading: Leadership Collaborative around colored arcs that are about 1/4 of a circle one inside the other

Leadership Collaborative (LC) will support leadership formation and provide a central location for regional groups and others to share news relevant to Charism Carriers. The Leadership Collaborative has committed to supporting networking among Associates and Religious and to offering opportunities to build transformational leadership capacity for Charism Carriers.

CWR: Communicators for Women Religious - Advancing the Mission of Catholic Sisters under a purple, white and blue "speech bubble" that has a blue cross splitting the middle on the white

Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) is a membership-based organization that supports congregational communicators and others in advancing the mission of religious sisters. CWR is committed to helping Associate leaders tell the Associate story and to assisting with practical communications needs.

In preparation for the formal dissolution of NACAR, the Board of Directors was asked to share some ideas on “what we have learned” in working with and for Charism Carriers. Click or tap on the "Read more" button for some of our thoughts and shared learning.

NACAR Mission Statement

The North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR) is a membership organization that acts as a catalyst to serve, empower and promote the Associate-Religious relationship.

NACAR Vision Statement

A vibrant, viable organization that collaborates with regional partners to promote association in all its forms.

November 2013