Collaboration & Net Working

International Presentation Association (IPA)

International Presentation Association (IPA) is a network of various congregations of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary around the world, formed to foster unity and to enable collaborations for the sake of mission. It was established in the year 1988.

Seventh Assembly of the International Presentation Association

(IPA Assembly 2017, Sydney, Australia)

Theme: Our Feet know the way
Our hearts carry the light

Who We Are

We are Presentation People who share the Charism of Nano Nagle. We reach out in faith, in a spirit of hospitality, compassion and simplicity to all of creation. The cry of Earth and people made poor calls us to continue the mission of Jesus to bring forth a sustainable society founded on respect for Earth, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace.

Mission of IPA

Our mission is to speak and act in partnership with others for global justice from a contemplative stance in a spirit of oneness with the whole of creation.

IPA Directions

We Presentation People embody the compassion of Jesus and Nano. We practise non-violence of mind and heart as we listen into the chaos and feel the pain of our time. We find strength in connectedness trusting that our feet know the way and our hearts carry the light.


We will:
1. Respond to the cry of Earth and to people made poor by embracing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a human rights framework, addressing the issues of women and children, care of Earth and indigenous peoples, as is relevant to our local regions.
2. Establish an interim task group to determine the appropriate organisational structure for IPA to achieve its mission.
3. Establish an interim advisory group consisting of the three IPA directors and others with expertise in global work, human rights, development and advocacy that will put into place a new organisational structure for IPA.
4. Review all IPA roles descriptions.
5. Develop a strategic plan for IPA.
6. Review the criteria for representation at IPA assemblies.
7. Continue to use current capital from the IPA fund and welcome any extra donations as we identify other sources of fundraising.
8. Continue to have an IPA assembly every five years.
9. Continue to include the IPA justice contacts as part of the IPA assembly.
10. Continue to work toward collaboration and partnership building.