Chris Herlinger is international correspondent 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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A Good Friday reflection from a Europe at war (again)

Perspective: My Good Friday experience came early this year. I can pinpoint it to the day in early March when, during an assignment covering the Ukrainian refugee crisis in Poland, I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau.

On Polish border, Ukraine refugees ache for home while facing uncertain future

As Russian assaults on Ukrainian cities continue, the "immense suffering" of Europe's mounting refugee crisis "needs both material and 'a heart response' and a prayer response," says the president of Caritas Ukraine.

By protecting land, sisters leave a legacy and 'gift it to the planet'

For 25 years, religious congregations with ties to the Hudson River Valley have worked to protect the valley's ecological integrity. Individual congregations have preserved parts of their lands through easements; they also have served on a coalition that advocates for the valley.

Liberation theologian Pablo Richard was 'source of life and hope' for many Latin Americans

Appreciation: Pablo Richard's voice — quiet and humane, always concerned with what the Bible was telling us today — made important contributions to theological debate and scholarship.