Conversations on the Synod: Continental Perspectives

Conversations on the Synod: Continental Perspectives


Meeting online and in presence at the UISG Headquarters in Rome


We invite you to participate in the second of a 3-part series of input, discussion and sharing on the topics related to the October 2023 Synod Assembly. 

The Synod Assembly will engage the areas of Communion, Mission and Participation. This second session will specifically address the second priority topic, Mission. 


The session will offer:

  1. Brief overview of the UISG-USG Synod Synthesis process
  2. Panelists from various continents to speak to the continental process in light of the second major area of the Instrumentum Laboris, Mission
  3. A beginning experience of Conversation in the Spirit for participants 


Monday September 25, 2023 
2-4pm (Rome Time)

English, Italian, Spanish and French



  • Africa:  Sr. Anne-Béatrice Faye, C.I.C - theologian, member of Association of African Theologians
  • North America:  Sr. Gil Goulding, CJ - Professor of Systematic Theology, Regis College at University of Toronto 
  • Asia:  Fr. Paulus Budi Kleden, SVD,  - Superior General, Society of the Divine Word
  • Middle East:  Sr. Anna Maria Sgaramella, SMC - theologian
  • Latin America: Sr Daniela Adriana Cannavina, CMR – secretary general of CLAR (Conference of Religious of Latin America and the Caribbean)
  • Europe: Sr. Christine Danel, xmcj - former superior general of the Xaviere Sisters, physician
  • Australia and Oceania: Sandie Cornish - theologian, Australian Catholic University


Sr Maria Cimperman, RSCJ - UISG Synodal Initiative Coordinator



Register here by September 23 at 7pm



In preparation for this session, we invite you to consider and pray with the questions in the Instrumentum Laboris on this topic of Co-Responsibility in Mission: 

  • Co-responsibility in Mission: How can we better share gifts and tasks in the service of the Gospel? 
  • How can we walk together towards a shared awareness of the meaning and content of mission?
  • What should be done so a synodal Church is also an ‘all ministerial’ missionary Church?
  • How can the Church of our time better fulfil its mission through greater recognition and promotion of the baptismal dignity of women? 
  • How can we properly value ordained Ministry in its relationship with baptismal Ministries in a missionary perspective? 
  • How can we renew and promote the Bishop’s ministry from a missionary synodal perspective?




More information: comunicazione@uisg.org