Panama's importance in the history of planet Earth is hard to exaggerate. Nearly 3 million years ago, the iconic land bridge emerged to join two continents and divide a vast ocean in two, opening a bridge to a massive migration of species and shifting of ocean currents. It triggered an ice age and may have helped create conditions that led to the evolution of humans.
The first in a 10-day series of eco-spiritual explorations began with a ritual and reflection on origins of the universe. Attendees introduced themselves and shared a bit of their collective sum of life experience.
GSR Today - We're launching a new monthly series called The Life. Sisters from our panel of 20 across the global north and south share a universal charism rooted in diverse ministries and distinct experiences; this month, we've asked about how their communities are carrying out Laudato Si'.
See for Yourself - I cringed on the other end of the phone, thinking that I had no right to barge into his weekend and at such a ridiculously early hour besides. But you don't know Jack.
Notes from the Field - I hear patients in a new way when they speak through their art, and it allows me to see nuances in their personalities that would otherwise go unnoticed.
GSR Today - Come along on a "virtual retreat" as Global Sisters Report offers a look into a 10-day eco-scientific-spiritual program led by Maryknoll sisters in the heart of Panama's tropical forest.
See for Yourself - A colleague involved with a scientific conference convinced me to take part for a brief time. I said, "What can I possibly get from being there?" but the colleague wouldn't take no for an answer.
Notes from the Field - Welcoming the stranger, building connections, celebrating differences and discovering commonalities — these are the gifts which, having been blessed with in Chile, I hope to offer all whom I encounter in the future.
GSR Today: On my visits over the years to Myanmar, I have seen the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions grow past political challenges and become more involved in development projects for women: Farming, training of young women in computer skills, tailoring and other income generation skills.
GSR Today - The Dilley Pro Bono Project files a lawsuit challenging a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy that restricts legal services. Meanwhile, Guatemalan mine opponents win a legal victory in Canada.
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