Dawn Araujo-Hawkins has been a staff writer at Global Sisters Report since 2014, writing primarily about the intersections of religion, race and gender. In 2016, she was named the best in-depth religion reporter by the American Academy of Religion, and her work has also been recognized by the Religion News Association, the Catholic Press Association and the Great Plains Journalism Awards. She was previously an editorial assistant at Sojourners magazine.

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In wake of Baltimore woman's slaying, sisters stress value of black women

Data suggests institutions like hospitals and schools have routinely disregarded the needs of black women and black girls. And that's where some Baltimore-area sisters have seen an opportunity for change.

Book Review

While the mask remains, memoir serves as coda for James Cone's career

Book review: Though billed as a memoir, Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody flits over the late theologian's personal life to instead give us a primer in Conesian apologetics.

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.