See for Yourself - It was an eye-opening lunch conversation. The manager of environmental services at a manufacturing plant was looking somewhat frazzled. "Sister Nancy, this ain't no picnic job. It's hard! I'm looking around for something else. I can't do this no more."
Notes from the Field - The visitors from Mexico did more than just change the way I view Mexico, they awoke in me this spiritual longing for a culture I have never known but has been inside me all along.
A recent celebration brought together Nigerian youth to interact and share ideas. One young woman, who spoke about the mistreatment of women, opened my eyes and had a big impact on her fellow students.
I came to the Guaraní area 20 years ago to accompanying this struggling people under the control of the patróns, the landlords who had taken over the land during Bolivia's many dictatorships. Today, their organizing has come to a beautiful fruition.
I can think of thousands of women who have changed my perceptions, my thinking, my understanding of spirituality. When I think of the women who live in the slums, I realize they too have come a long way on this journey called change.
My face was hot with fury. Ecuadorian society already oppresses these women. And now, instead of filling them up with the good news of the Gospel, this man had the audacity to reinforce their subordination. This is all too often the story of women in Catholicism: figuring out where we can stand.
GSR Today - Sisters are constantly on the front lines of justice issues and are extremely effective in creating systemic change. This is true historically and continues to be true today.
African women want to heal their continent of its many afflictions, but are beset by the cultural and religious practices that harm them and force them into the role of healer, even when they need healing themselves.
At a recent dinner for persons of color, we shared the experience of overcoming racial dynamics that exist within predominantly white religious institutions. All of us had experienced times when white people would rather see our faces than hear our voices.
Catholic women religious at the United Nations are decrying the use of apparent use of chemical weapons by Syria against civilians, including children, while warning that the airstrikes carried out April 14 by the United States and some of its allies in response could bring more retaliation.
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