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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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.

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.