March 1, 2017

A displaced Iraqi girl holds a lamb in a safe area in Mosul Feb. 28. Iraqi troops were engaged in difficult fighting with Islamic State forces in northern Iraq in an effort to reclaim land held by the militant group. (CNS photo//Alaa Al-Marjani, Reuters)

"Encounter invites us to come outside of ourselves. It encourages us to meet one another as equals and sisters and brothers. It is not standing on one side of the river bank, waiting while the other party builds a bridge clear from the distant shore. No, it is gathering our tools and hammering away as well, as best we know how, to hopefully meet in a graced space on a bridge we build together."

- Sr. Tracy Kemme, from This National Migration Week, get moving!, published on Global Sisters Report