People Guiding CCRI Direction

These groups have gradually come together as individuals with an eclectic base of professional or religious expertise and a deep commitment to reform of our Church. The countries represented by these members are: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States


Rene Reid, co-founder and author, U.S.

Special Advisor

Joan Chittister, author, lecturer, U.S.

CCRI Strategy Team

The people making the ultimate decisions for CCRI

Clyde ChristoffersonAttorney and member of NOVA, an Int’l Eucharistic CommunityUSA
MaggieConwayRoot and BranchUK
AnneDobbingScottish Laity Network    Scotland
Alan DoultonEvangelizing for a more vibrant, alert, and aware ChurchIndia
MiriamDuignan Wijngaards Institute for Catholic ResearchUK
CharlieGibsonFormer Jesuit, Economist, Retired GM ExecutiveUSA
JosephHealey  Maryknoll priest, Small Christian Communities OrganizerKenya
AshiknazKhokharChurch Reformer; Social Justice Worker Pakistan
SocorroMartinezDeveloping Jesus’ Church through Base Ecclesial CommunitiesMexico
PeterMbuchiInterfaith Africa Kenya
PenelopeMiddelboeRoot and BranchUK
RosaMurrayScottish Laity NetworkScotland
AlloysNyakundiYoung Adult Seekers Small Christian Community Director Kenya
Rene ReidAuthor and co-founder of CCRI USA
Christian ReymerBe the Change Church ReformerNew Zealand
TomRobertsPriest with Catholic Ecumenical Church of Christ  USA
KarlRodigFounder Ecumenical Catholic Church of ChristWorldwide
Jean-PierreSchmitzGlobal Council NetworkFrance
EdSchreursOpen Church AllianceNetherlands
ValerieStroudWe Are ChurchUK
NessanVaughanOpen Church Alliance; Advisor and VolunteerIreland
CarolineNzuya  Works with Nairobi dioceseKenya

CCRI Advisors

The people who advise the Strategic Team to make the ongoing decisions for CCR Int’l







Australian Reforming CatholicsAustralia
Larry Carneyformer BasilianCanada
Con CarrollreformerIreland
JanStephen CavanaughEndWarForever.comUSA
Dennis CollierCall to Action – Madison Area (WisconsinUSA
Jim ConnellCatholic WhistleblowersUSA
Bride CounihanFunding for justice project for the poorIreland
P. AgostinoDe Caro Priest with Ecumenical Church of Christ  Italy
Ed Gerlockworking with farmers, urban poor, elderlyPhilippines
Paul HansenRedemptorist priest and advocate for Biblical justice livingUSA
Carol Harrismember of Alliance of Louisville LaityUSA
 Filo Hirota Council for Justice and Peace Japan
PaulHwangDirector, Woori Theological Research InstituteKorea
Paschal KearneyRetired Irish member of the Holy Ghost Fathers/SpiritansAustralia
RichardKipyegon SoiReformerKenya
ChhotebhaiKanpurConvenor of the Indian Catholic ForumIndia
PeterJohnstone Catholics for RenewalAustralia
Raquel MallavibarrenaWe are Church – SpainSpain
Margaret Mary Moore                                       Social worker, Catholic theologian and an advocate for childrenUSA
Michael RedfearnDigital literacy consultantCanada
JoeRyanA Call to ActionUK
Laurie SheehanReformerAustralia
Anthony SpencerCatholic ResearcherUK
Gerald Stackactive reform support from Western AustraliaAustralia
ScillaStackactive reform support from Western AustraliaAustralia
John Williams ReformerCanada

Ad Hoc Advisors

The people who advise CCR Int’l on special issues

Michael Cuozzo Married Roman Catholic priests


George           HarrisMember WAACSASouth Africa
HelenMcCarthyInterreligious relationsCanada
LulaRamiresLGBTQIA+ communityBrazil
Virginia          Saldanha Indian Women’s Theological Union India
Peter WilkinsonCatholics for RenewalAustralia

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Speaking Out with One Unified Global Voice

"...Until we raise a common voice, we will not only not be heard, we will not even be listened to....   

My hope is that by speaking out together - a strong chorus of calls for reform - we can provide a common, a clear, a strong and ongoing voice for the yet incomplete vision of Vatican II.

In common cause, let us band together across the world. By our desire to be heard on particular issues - all of them important - let us not lose the strength of our common voice by reducing it to a whisper.

In light of this, we invite individuals and organizations to join together in making known our opinions for the good of our Church. By uniting our voices, it is not about abandoning the unique work of your organization but rather about how your work can enhance global reform."

Sr. Joan Chittister, CCRI Special advisor

"We have to join our forces in order to reach a real breakthrough in this window of opportunity." Hans Kung, CCRI Consultor

"When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion." [Ethiopian proverb]

"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable." [Kenyan proverb]

"(The Christian faithful) have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful." (Canon 212 §3)

CCRI is also interested in helping support various causes in regions of the world by garnering the support of our entire global community for those who need support beyond their parish, organization, or locale. Send us (1) your name and affiliation, or (2) the name of your group with some description of your goals, membership, and numbers. Click here to see those organizations who have already joined together speaking out for reform of our Church.

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