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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Sisters emphasize human rights, local action during UN meeting on women

The 63rd session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women concluded its work late March 22 and affirmed U.N. support for social protections that help in global efforts to end gender discrimination.

Among the recommendations adopted are investing in protections, such as education, that are not as robust for women and girls as they are for men and boys.

Dartmouth physicist, known for doubting skeptics, wins 2019 Templeton Prize

A Dartmouth College professor who says he is a religious agnostic but whose work has focused on the links between science and the mysteries of creation is the winner of the 2019 Templeton Prize.

Working group urges UN to step up the fight against homelessness

Global Sisters Report: A working group comprising sisters and other religious is pushing the United Nations to formally take up the problem of homelessness as an emerging issue of focus and concern.

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.