Q & A

Q & A with Sr. Yudith Pereira, bringing health care, education and peacebuilding to South Sudan

The work of Religious of Jesus and Mary Sr. Yudith Pereira has taken her from her native Madrid to an office in Rome and villages throughout South Sudan. As project manager of the initiative Solidarity with South Sudan, Pereira helps run the program that includes projects in education, health training and pastoral initiatives.

Q & A with Sr. Colette Hamza, building bridges between Christians and Muslims

Sr. Colette Hamza, a Sister of St. Francis Xavier, lives close to Marseille, France, where a quarter of the population is Muslim. Sister Colette teaches religion to children at a school where the majority of students are Muslim. "Slowly, step by step, we contribute to a better understanding between Muslims and Christians."

Q & A with Sr. Stella Storch, helping Tanzanian orphans earn a living

Sr. Stella Storch, a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, learned firsthand in 2000 that Tanzanian orphans whose parents were decimated by AIDS are treated like second-class citizens, left vulnerable to trafficking. Fourteen years ago, she started a school now run by sisters in Tanzania that includes a variety of training programs to assist young people.

Q & A with Kochurani Abraham, examining new forms of religious life in an hour of need

Indian theologian Kochurani Abraham was a member of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but "an ideological gap" led her to leave: "The critical feminist sensibilities I had developed over the years made me see God, human relations, the church and mission in a different light."

Q & A with Mary-Cabrini Durkin, carrying God's love into the world

Mary-Cabrini Durkin was an Ursuline Sister of Cincinnati for 41 years and an educator and is now part of the secular institute of the Company of St. Ursula, USA. Worldwide, the Company of St. Ursula has 800 members, who carry their relationship with Christ into the world in their particular country, culture and occupation.