Dawn Araujo-Hawkins is a staff writer for Global Sisters Report based in Wichita, Kansas. Before coming to GSR, she was a freelance religion reporter and had also worked as the editorial assistant at Sojourners magazine. She has a journalism degree from Ball State University and a master’s in religion from Cincinnati Christian University.

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Michael Brown's death still galvanizes anti-racism efforts in Ferguson

Global Sisters Report: Michael Brown's death forced many white people in the St. Louis area to wrestle with the luxury they had of assuming things weren't that bad.

Seeking Refuge: As resettlement agency in Kansas closes, other doors open

The unwelcome mat: For months, Dominican Sister of Peace Janice Thome has been thinking about what she'll do when the Garden City, Kansas, location of the International Rescue Committee closes this September.

Black spiritual traditions have long history in Catholic Church

Global Sisters Report: In this two-part series, Global Sisters Report is looking at the way black spirituality has shaped religious life for black women.

Reckoning: White sisters respond to their own racism, to one historian's call for justice

Global Sisters Report: Historian Shannen Dee Williams is speaking to sisters on the ways black women have been mistreated by predominantly white religious congregations.