In the late 1980’s the National Service Committee and the Association of Diocesan Liaisons formed a Joint Ad Hoc Committee to further unity in the growing Catholic Charismatic Renewal among Hispanics in the U.S. In May 1989 a jointly-sponsored national meeting of Hispanic leaders was held.
At the meeting a process was begun for discerning a Hispanic National Committee. The leaders soon became independent from their two sponsoring groups. In June 1990, at the next Leaders’ Encounter, a national structure was decided upon by the over 140 leaders gathered in Chicago. This structure consists of a 5-member Committee called Comité Nacional de Servicio Hispano (CNSH) (Hispanic National Service Committee) and Regional Representatives from 8 regions were Hispanics are located, who work in close contact with the CNSH.
Since 1990 there has been a yearly Leaders’ Meeting – called an ECCLE (Encuentro Catolico Carismatico Latinoamericano Estadounidiense). The CNSH has also organized Hispanic tracks or Mini-Conferences at the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conferences; collaborated on the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference held in Pittsburgh in 1992, 1997 and 2002 and the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Congress held in New Jersey in 1996. In 1999 CNSH organized their first stand alone Conference in Miami.
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