Chris Herlinger is a contributing writer to Global Sisters Report and also writes on humanitarian and international issues for NCR. He has reported from South Sudan and Darfur, Sudan, as well as numerous other locales, including Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Kenya and Ethiopia and Liberia. He is the co-author, with Paul Jeffrey, of books on Haiti and Darfur, published by Seabury, and a third, on global hunger, published in 2015.

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Maryknoll Mission Institute at 50 years: 'We are alive and well to the world'

Global Sisters Report: For half a century, thousands of missionaries, sisters, brothers, priests, educators and lay church members have sought education and renewal through annual programs at the Maryknoll Mission Institute.

Events for day against trafficking focus on need for governments to act

Global Sisters Report: "It is here, in our neighborhoods, and requires attention now," Sr. Michelle Loisel said at one of the gatherings to mark the U.N. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

Advocates work to stop human trafficking's causes like poverty, exploitation of human rights

When the world commemorates the United Nations' World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, it will focus on crimes the global body says exploit "women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labor and sex."

International Union of Superiors General advocates for women, sees influence grow

Global Sisters Report: At UISG's 2016 meeting, Pope Francis first announced a commission to study women and the diaconate. Three years later, the superiors are set to meet again in Rome.