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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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.

An estate plan for the Earth

For religious communities, real estate is an important asset that could provide significant revenue if sold for development. But many Catholic congregations are choosing to conserve some of their land permanently as part of their commitment to care for creation.

Book Review

'Were we really children?' Soviet memories of WWII's searing horrors

Book review: Originally published in Russian in 1985, now in English, Svetlana Alexievich's Last Witnesses listens to adults looking back on their experiences as children during World War II in the Soviet Union.