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For more than 88 years, National Catholic Rural Life Conference has been a vital part of rural America. NCRLC has national network of members, donors, and contacts including diocesan bishops, priests, women and men religious, social ministry directors, university faculty, non-profit and government workers, farmers, advocates for rural and environmental issues and supporters like you.


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Your membership donation to NCRLC entitles you to a one-year subscription to our Catholic Rural Life magazine as well as periodic invitations to events NCRLC participates in within your region. By becoming a member, you support NCRLC's MISSION to apply the teachings of the Church to the care of family farms, rural communities, and the stewardship of Creation.



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NCRLC provides models of best practices, educational materials, Church teachings, and inspiring stories of our Catholic faith in action to engage the NCRLC NETWORK. We connect with the network through our weekly e-bulletin, website, Twitter, Facebook, and Catholic Rural Life Magazine.


Learn how you can get involved in grassroots, regional, and national campaigns around food, agriculture, the environment, and rural ministry. Our weekly E-Bulletin provides timely and valuable rural policy updates and educational information to keep you engaged.  


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NCRLC welcomes volunteers to help with:

setting up Rural Life Days in your diocese

outreach to nonprofit organizations creating jobs, training leaders, and fighting poverty in rural communities

recruiting rural parishes and participants for our pilot bible/book study series

keeping in touch with NCRLC staff around regional/local issues effecting rural communities

raising money to support and expand our programs


Beth Hyser will get you started


Share Initiatives



Our website and magazine feature inspiring stories of faith in action from many voices and experiences.  We encourage you to share with us your stories around food, agriculture, rural ministry, and stewardship of creation. 


Contact Kara Storey, Program Coordinator, to share your story.






Award Nominations

Isidore and Maria Award is given to NCRLC members whose work through the tradition of Catholic social teaching has led to significant progress toward greater social justice and dignity for rural families and communities.  This award honors a rural couple who exemplify fidelity to a vision and vocation of rural life, which combines family, stewardship, and faith. 


Edwin Vincent O’Hara Advocacy Award honors a leader who is an advocate for rural communities and social justice in the spirit and tradition of Archbishop O’Hara.

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NCRLC welcomes inquiries about advertising opportunities on our website and Catholic Rural Life magazine.  Reach thousands of subscribers each month on our website and magazine.


 Contact Kara Storey, Program Coordinator, for more details.



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