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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On 70th anniversary, UN declaration still linchpin of human rights

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights was formally approved Dec. 10, 1948. But human rights defenders and advocates say the commitment to uphold the rights enshrined in the document is under threat.

Book Review

James Cone's memoir recounts journey as pioneer in black theology

Book review: Those of us lucky to have had Cone as a professor will hear his impassioned voice throughout his often-moving memoir, Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody.

'Contemplative but active': Monastery channels charism into civic action

Global Sisters Report: Benedictine sisters, discerning about their future, chose to build a monastery on the outskirts of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Today, the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery combine monastic community with an active role in civic life. 

Catholics urge action as UN report forecasts climate crisis in coming decades

Catholics who work on the climate change issue say the world has "a moral and ethical imperative to act," following the release of a major report that foresees a global climate crisis.