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.
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.
To the sisters working at the United Nations, the recent debates over the need for social protections like public services and sustainable infrastructure offer a way into the discussion about feminist economics.
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.
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.