Loma Miranda is one of the most biodiverse mountains in the Dominican Republic and is known as a "green curtain" that collects humidity from the Caribbean clouds to provide 80 percent of the region's water. It acts as a natural barrier, protecting surrounding communities from cyclones and other natural disasters but is also rich in nickel ore and owned in part by a Canadian mining company. Locals want Loma Miranda to become a national park.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - Can an "A-HA!" moment point me in the direction of my vocation?
Next month, about 200 people will convene at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco for the Digital Citizenship Summit. There, they and countless others joining via livestream will hear from media and tech experts on how emerging media can be used in ways that are "safe, savvy and ethical." One of the experts that attendees will hear from is Daughter of St. Paul Sr. Nancy Usselmann, the director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies.
Thousands marched on the International Day of Peace Sept. 21 to protest the extrajudicial killings under President Duterte and the 1972 establishment of martial law under the Marcos regime.
See for Yourself - Perhaps many of us have always wanted to be able to play a musical instrument. If we have two sturdy arms and two capable hands, we can look at an instrument, such as a violin or a flute or a trumpet, and ask ourselves, "What are we waiting for? What's holding us back?"
GSR Today: September 25 is IJM's Freedom Sunday, which will feature events across the nation on human trafficking. If you can plan things in a hurry, you can host an event yourself. The Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking also hosts a Freedom Sunday on that date.
Since 2010 the Daughters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary had been taking care of children of local fish farmers in the Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Dong Nai provinces, creating a dorm for them in a storage area of the convent. Raising fish on river farms requires long and odd hours in an environment that puts the kids at risk of mishap or drowning while parents are focused on the fish.
Q & A with Sr. Mary John Mananzan, documenting Philippine church history from the viewpoint of the 'vanquished'
Benedictine Sr. Mary John Mananzan got a grant to do research on the history of the Roman Catholic church in the Philippines from the people's perspective.
In the neighboring Central American countries of Guatemala and Honduras, an estimated 3,000 children under the age of 14 are living with HIV. Two orphanages, Hogar Madre Anna Vitiello in Sumpango, Guatemala, and Hogar Casa Corazón de la Misericordia in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, offer shelter, educational support and a sense of belonging to up to 125 children at a time.
Eleven sisters make up the Migrant Project/Sicily, a program founded by the International Union Superiors General (UISG) in Rome to aid migrants in Sicily by developing one-on-one relationships with them and helping them assimilate to their new home. About half a year into their mission, the sisters , from eight countries and eight congregations, have witnessed first-hand the motivations and frustrations of people coming from Africa looking for a better life.
GSR Today - There is a lesser known component of Bangladesh's struggle for independence, the mass rape by Pakistani forces of its women, largely unacknowledged, as are the children who came after.
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul use part of their facility to offer accommodation to up to 30 patients and their relatives at a time in Ho Chi Mihn City. Most of the lodgers are from families with few resources or ethnic minority groups who live in remote areas. Dominican sisters in the neighboring province of Dong Nai run a charity clinic giving medical treatment to patients who can't make it to the city.
A significant majority of U.S. Americans believe Catholic women religious are trustworthy and that their work is important, but many also believe most wear habits, live in seclusion and that their work has little or no impact on non-Catholics, a new study shows.