GSR Today - If Trump's proposed cuts to foreign aid go through, we will risk our very souls to save one-tenth of 1 percent of the budget. I, for one, am not willing to take that gamble.
Rwanda is a beautiful country, with hills as far as the eye can see. The complicated history and widespread government control are a bit more difficult to see, hovering just beneath the surface of Rwanda's status as the 'poster child of Africa.'
See for Yourself - I talked with my immigrant friend from Switzerland, who shared a funny story about when relatives came to visit in Ohio.
GSR Today - What good does the United Nations do? Even those who admire the U.N. and advocate for its work — like the many Catholic sisters at the U.N. — ask the question.
Notes from the Field - Nongkhai, Thailand, is a rural town with abundant farm land. I live a bike ride away from the town's center, but those I live and work alongside have become my entire world. It may appear as a confining bubble, but I feel perfectly content within these walls.
GSR Today: In all the national debate over health care and the federal budget, it seems the one thing that is missing most is context.
See for Yourself - "Please look at the computer screen in front of you. The green boxes are available seats, so go ahead and select where you'd like to sit," the movie ticket receptionist explained. "Select a seat?" I said in horror.
GSR Today - Although I began my journalism career some 20 years ago, my toughest assignments came in the past year while covering the activities of some Catholic religious women for Global Sisters Report.
Notes from the Field - What does it mean to be a "Spirit-led, Spirit-intoxicated, Spirit-empowered people?" Our community had a midyear retreat March 3-5 in San Felipe, where the Good Shepherd Sisters established their first house in Chile over 160 years ago.
GSR Today - In a scenario that plays out across the globe, Sr. Kathleen Melia was attacked outside her convent — violence some suspect was related to Columban sister's work with the Subaanen people in their battle against large-scale mining.