Migration

Q & A with Sr. Cypriana Lyu on becoming a refugee in Uganda with her whole parish

Before she found herself uprooted, Sr. Cypriana Lyu and three other Charity Sisters of Jesus were just settling into their new mission in the village of Kerepi, South Sudan. They arrived in South Sudan in 2011, and after a few years of getting to know the community, they had just started building a secondary school for girls.

Asylum seekers in Israel try to weave a safety net as deportation looms

Comboni Missionary Sr. Azezet Kidane thought the worst part of the trauma for the Eritrean asylum seekers she counsels in Israel was already past. But the Eritreans in Tel Aviv, already struggling with poverty, isolation and discrimination, and some healing from torture, now face yet another hurdle: Netanyahu's aggressive and controversial plan to deport African asylum seekers. Deportation is set to begin within weeks.

Working front lines of migrant education, sisters share strategies

The first conference on women religious to be held at the University of Notre Dame's Kylemore Abbey Global Centre in Ireland since it opened two years ago focused on the role of women religious in migrant education. On March 15 and 16, sisters working on the front lines in migrant education in places like Italy, the Philippines, Latin America and Nigeria exchanged information and testimonies with scholars who document sisters' work.

Q & A with two sisters and a volunteer serving at the Haiti-Dominican Republic border

Srs. Alexandra Bonilla Leonel, Iselande Surlin and volunteer Marcela Latorre Velásquez work as a team in the city of Ouanaminthe, Haiti, located at the Haitian-Dominican border. They spoke with GSR about serving the needs of children and women. They work on migration and against human trafficking.