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.
In October 2021 Pope Francis invited the People of God to join in a synodal journey. He describes synodality as “the way of being the Church today according to the will of God, in a dynamic of discerning and listening together to the voice of the Holy Spirit.” Pope Francis reminds us that we “belong to a people walking, journeying through history together … we are not alone; we do not walk alone.”* It is in this spirit of journey and togetherness, animated by newness and hope, that the NACAR Board invites you into a different but remarkable moment in the life of the Associate Movement.
Since last autumn, even as we addressed the work required to bring NACAR to fulfillment, we have explored ways and means to keep the flame of our mission burning. To this end, the Board has been in conversation with like-minded organizations receptive to the furthering of the Associate Movement. Today, we are delighted to announce some of the decisions we have made and identify the legacy partners with whom we will journey for the sake of our mission, the church, and the world.