Colleen Dunne is a Bertelsen intern in editorial and marketing. She is originally from western Montana and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (1994) in communications and public relations from Carroll College in Helena, Montana and a Master of Divinity (2003) from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Daily Easter Reflections: When I served as a college campus minister, a significant part of my job was to plan and accompany students on service immersion trips during school breaks. These trips took us to places from Native American reservations in northwest and southeast Montana; to inner-city settings in East Los Angeles, Cincinnati and Kansas City; to the mountains of Guatemala.
Daily Easter Reflections: African Americans still face a great deal of racism and poverty. American Indians face struggles against addiction and strive for dignity. Undocumented immigrants seek to be recognized for the work they do in a country where they can't legally have rights.
The Faith in Flint initiative began in 2015, responding to a need to bring the poverty-stricken city together, empower people of faith, and rebuild Catholic infrastructure.
As the FIFA World Cup tournament draws closer, so does a heightened concern among human rights workers, men and women religious and churches about the potential for human trafficking.