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.
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.
With fears that the situation in South Sudan is disappearing from the front pages of newspapers, the United Nations released a press statement yesterday appearing on U.N. News Centre about the desperate need for relief in the most remote areas of the country still affected by violence. As the rainy season approaches in central Africa, the situation for refugees living in camps becomes more precarious. Br. Bill Firman with Solidarity with South Sudan gives an update.
Aljazeera published a story this week, “Frontline Nuns,” profiling religious aid workers from Solidarity with South Sudan who are serving in areas of war while facing realities of their own safety. Br. Bill Firman, Solidarity’s executive director, also wrote to NCR this week with a letter titled, “Troubled Times.”