Call To Action 2018 National Conference

November 9-11, San Antonio, Texas

Santuario – Resistencia – Sacramento

Sanctuary – Resistance – Sacrament

For over forty years, Call To Action’s National Conference has been the place where progressive Catholics have gathered to transform our church and world.

As we prepare to meet on November 9-11 in San Antonio, it is clear that our Catholic message of inclusion, justice and love couldn’t be more needed in our church and world. This year’s theme, “Santuario, Resistencia, Sacramento (Sanctuary, Resistance, Sacrament)” finds itself in stark opposition to many of the values we see proclaimed by our leaders. When the powerful of the world preach deportation, we’re called to offer sanctuary. When the powerful preach unthinking obedience, we’re called to resistance. When the powerful preach hatred, we’re called to proclaim the sacramental power of love.

This year’s conference will have many of the things you’ve learned to love about Call To Action: inspiring worship, warm and inclusive community and a diverse and thought-provoking line-up of speakers. It will also have many new elements, including new CTA leadership, new insights brought to us by our 20/30 Young Adult Leaders, and an opportunity to more deeply engage with border and migration issues in our host location of San Antonio, Texas.

Over the years, thousands of Catholics have come to our conferences seeking sanctuary and have found homes of resistance and sacrament.

This November, we look forward to continuing that proud tradition.

We look forward to welcoming you home.

Conference registration will open in May

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Speakers & Programming

This year’s conference will feature Sanctuary movement organizer Elvira Arellano, National Catholic Reporter correspondent & author Heidi Schlumpf, and public theologian Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza as keynote speakers. Read their biographies.

More information about speakers & breakout sessions will be posted soon. Check back here or sign up for CTA emails to receive updates.

Location and hotel information

Call To Action’s 2018 National Conference will be held on November 9-11, 2018 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Book your reservations online or call 1-866-764-8536 and tell them you are with Call To Action Conference.

About Call To Action Conferences

Since 1976, Call To Action has been the host of the largest conference of progressive Catholics in the United States. Every year, a diverse community of Catholics gather at national or regional events to listen to inspiring speakers, participate in life-giving inclusive liturgy and work for a more just Catholic Church and world together.

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