Christian Brothers Conference provides programming and support for Lasallians throughout RELAN, the Lasallian Region of North America/Région Lasallienne de l’Amérique du Nord.
Who We Are
Christian Brothers Conference (CBC), based in Washington, DC, is the central office of the Lasallian Region of North America/Région Lasallienne de l’Amérique du Nord (RELAN). The Region includes Lasallian ministries in the United States and Canada. A Region is established by the Brothers’ Institute as a mean of coordination and collaboration among Districts in a particular geographical area.
In collaboration with the Districts, schools, and ministries, CBC convenes and engages Lasallians in mission through mission formation programs, educational programs, advocacy, and a variety of services and resources designed to promote Lasallian education, including:
- Fostering communication among the Districts
- Advocating for the sustainability of education of the poor
- Representing the Regional Lasallian Education network to the broader educational world
- Providing high-level mission formation programs designed to strengthen Lasallian identity and mission in the hearts and minds of the attendees through such programs as the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, the newly launched Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice, and the Lasallian Social Justice Institute
- Creating print and online resources, including this Regional website, www.lasallian.info, De La Salle Today magazine, and presence on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter
- Convening the larger Lasallian community for educational programs including the Huether Lasallian Conference
- Recruiting, training, and accompanying Lasallian Volunteers in ministries through one or two years of service in schools and agencies
- Supporting Brothers’ recruitment and formation, through the Regional Vocations Committee and coordinating Regional Brothers’ gatherings
- Serving the Regional governing bodies of CBC: the Regional Conference of Christian Brothers and the Lasallian Education Council
- Partnering with the Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators (LASSCA) and its annual conference
- Collaborating with and accompanying Young Lasallians and the Lasallian Association of College and University Presidents (LACUP)
- Maintaining communication and collaboration between RELAN and the other four Regions of the Institute
Christian Brothers Services, located in Romeoville, IL, is a subsidiary of Christian Brothers Conference. It administers cooperative programs in the areas of health/retirement, property/casualty and consulting/technology to church organizations.